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Lost in Beijing (2007)

Pingguo (original title)
A look at modern-day life in China's capital centered on a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife.

Director:

Yu Li

Writers:

Li Fang, Yu Li | 1 more credit »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bingbing Fan ... Liu Pingguo / An Kun's wife
Dawei Tong ... An Kun / Liu Pingguo's husband
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Lin Dong / Wang Mei's husband
Elaine Jin ... Wang Mei / Lin Dong's wife
Meihuizi Zeng Meihuizi Zeng ... Xiao Mei / Liu's Friend
Zhenjiang Bao Zhenjiang Bao ... Dr. Zhang
Li Fang Li Fang ... Mr. Lin
Jinhang Zheng Jinhang Zheng ... Lin's Girlfriend 1
Manyang Zhang Manyang Zhang ... Lin's Girlfriend 2
Ailing Huang Ailing Huang ... Lin's Girlfriend 3
Quinling Mong Quinling Mong ... Wang / Police Officer
Yi Zhou ... Young Police 1
Tao Huang Tao Huang ... Young Police 2
Liyuan Dong Liyuan Dong ... Fat Woman Customer
Xiaoho Lin Xiaoho Lin ... Illegal Doctor
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Storyline

Lin Dong and Wang Mei are a childless couple in Beijing, wealthy, approaching middle age. Lin owns a foot-massage parlor. One afternoon he rapes one of his workers, Liu Pingguo, who has nearly passed out from drinking alcohol with a friend. Part of the assault is witnessed by Liu's husband, An Kun, a window washer. He's angry with the boss and with his wife, and he seeks compensation. Lin's wife counsels him and joins in revenge. Then, Liu realizes she's pregnant and a set of emotional calculations ensues: Lin wants to buy the child, Wang agrees but has conditions, An Kun goes back and forth and barely contains his anger; Liu withdraws. The baby comes. Can anything be sorted out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 February 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost in Beijing See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,350, 1 February 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,827, 20 April 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is banned in China, despite the heavily censored effort from the filmmaker. The producers have been banned from making movies in China for the next 2 years. See more »

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The best movie I saw at Berlin International Film Festival
18 February 2007 | by Alma-BachSee all my reviews

I just saw Ping Guo at the Berlin International Film Festival, Germany. It was really the best movie i saw there. In 2002 Li Yu was at the Berlin International Film Festival with her first feature Elephant And Fish and now I'm more than happy to see that she came back with her third movie. Ping Guo has such an amazing attitude towards its figures. The acting is amazing and thanks to the great script you follow all the twists trustfully because they just come along authentically. The cinematography is amazing. It's never just aesthetic but follows the action organically. I really hope we will see Ping Guo in the cinemas soon! China is lucky to have such a talented female director - I hope I will see a lot more by her!!!!


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