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The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006)

Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo (original title)
A swindler falls in love with a potential target.

Director:

Ann Hui

Writers:

Qiang Li, Yanyan (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Pan Zhichang
Gaowa Siqin ... Auntie Ye Rutang
Wei Zhao ... Liu Dafan
Lisa Lu ... Mrs. Shui
Ke Shi Ke Shi ... Jin Yonghua
Wenshuo Guan Wenshuo Guan ... Kuan Kuan
Ziwen Wang ... Fei Fei
Gang Jiao ... Guo Feng
Qingzhuo Fang Qingzhuo Fang ... Owner of Metal Shop
Qi Chen Qi Chen ... Fei Fei's Granny
Lei Zhou Lei Zhou ... Woman with Purple Hair
Zhi-Hua Zhang ... Nurse A
Yiheng Chen Yiheng Chen ... Auntie's Ex-husband
Yajing Huang Yajing Huang ... A Di Working on Elevator
Yanhua Wang Yanhua Wang ... Young Maid
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Storyline

A swindler falls in love with a potential target.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

6 March 2007 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Postmodern Life of My Aunt See more »

Filming Locations:

Anshan, Liaoning, China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Pan Zhichang: It's hard to find someone to talk to my treat.
Ye Rutang: You're too kind.
Pan Zhichang: But look, I'm a man. It's a man's duty to take care of women. Li Sao is a great poem, precisely because it's centred on women. In my opinion, only lesser poer look down women. That includes Li Bai, he isn't a great poet. But Du Fu is. And so is Qu Yuan. Sorry... I have a trachoma.
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A fantastic Chinese movie
7 May 2007 | by Flying-kittySee all my reviews

It wasn't all style, however; the plot was really engaging. It followed the life of a old fashion, middle-aged woman, living in Shanghai. Her nephew Kuan-kuan arrives for a visit, then several memorable characters show a real & dramatic life of the aunt. She tried to catch up with times,but she is in vain. After she hits an all-time low and falls down a set of stairs, we know that she has a daughter and husband that she abandoned in Anshan. Director Ann Hui is smart,she makes the film hight-light and attractive.Li Qiang,who is the writer of Peacock,done an excellent work.He will be one of the best Chinese screenplay writer.

The leading actress Sinqi Gaowai's performance is a little disappointing,in comedy senses,she looks uncomfortable and too tight.Chow Yun-Fat is good,his acting is much better than his Hollywood movies.The film is a wise choice for him.Shi Ke and Zhao Wei are amazing!


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