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Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo (2006)

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

Ye Rutang: You want to go to hospital. Perhaps I'm too noisy, but may I ask what happend?
Jin Yonghua: I work at a restaurant.They owed me some back-pay.When I asked for it, they beat me. I'm not afraid of anyone. So I fought back, of course.
Ye Rutang: Come on, in this day and age, there's law and order. Shall I go and talk to them?
Jin Yonghua: I can't get into more troubles. If anything else happens to me, it'll be worse for my daughter. She is in the hospital. I have to pay for her treatment. Auntie, you're a living Buddha. Can you give ...
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An exceptionally engaging film
15 February 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about the unfortunate life of a woman from Manchuria in Shanghai.

From the title, I thought it would be a comedy. In fact it is about a very kind woman who tries to do as many good deeds as possible, but unfortunately her good deeds are not rewarded. The protagonist is an unattractive middle aged lady. Her college education and fluent British English does not save her from making mistakes after mistakes. Each time she does so, I really feel for her. I get so disappointed and saddened. I just don't understand why she still hasn't learn from the past when she has already learned the hard way. It's amazing that the film draws me so close to her, as if she was a part of my family. "The Postmodern Life of My Aunt" is surprisingly engaging and enjoyable. It is probably not a film for everyone, but I would still recommend it to others.


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