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Hello! Shu xian sheng (2011)

A satirical tale about a village idiot who might just be a prophet.

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Jie Han

Writer:

Jie Han
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Credited cast:
Baoqiang Wang ... Shu
Zhuo Tan ... Xiaomei
Jingyi Li Jingyi Li ... Chen Yixin
Jie He ... Wang Pingping
Peijiang Bai Peijiang Bai ... San Leng
Bo Liu Bo Liu ... Er Zhu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jing An Jing An
Yang Bai Yang Bai
Nuo Guan Nuo Guan
Maowei Jiang Maowei Jiang
Changsheng Li Changsheng Li
Yujie Li Yujie Li
Zheng Li Zheng Li
Changqing Liu Changqing Liu
Qiang Liu Qiang Liu
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The vast and snowy landscapes of northern China form the striking backdrop to the story of Shu, whose name translates to 'tree' in Mandarin, a clownish mechanic who resides in a small mining village in the province of Jilin. Shu has a reputation as a slacker, a drunk and a danger to himself and others. He blinds himself temporarily while welding. He meets a fetching mute named Xiaomei who works at a massage parlor and decides to marry her, but this too falls apart. Meanwhile, Shu's village seems as doomed as he is. The film opens on a van saddled with loudspeakers, which roams the village offering consumer goods as bribes to townsfolk in the hope that they'll willingly uproot themselves to make way for modern property developments. As with so many rural places in China, a way of life is vanishing under the wheels of progress. Teased by hallucinations and haunted by tragic events from his past, Shu struggles with an ever-loosening grip on reality. Yet when one of his visions manifests ... Written by TIFF

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Tree See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Village Fool in every village
21 October 2017 | by songyjkopSee all my reviews

Not satisfying in terms of storytelling, especially the first half. But once you've endured the first 40 dull minutes, things begin to make sense as you put the pieces together and understand how Mr. Shu becomes the village fool. You'd recognise him only if you've known true poverty and in those hopeless yet hopeful rural villages, not the "poverty" with food stamps and MaDonald's.


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