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Lao pao er (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 18 December 2015 (USA)
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A well respected man residing in what's left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs.

Director:

Hu Guan

Writers:

Runnian Dong, Hu Guan
9 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Xiaogang Feng ... Liu Ye
Hanyu Zhang ... Men San Er
Qing Xu ... Hua Xia Zi
Kris Wu ... Xiao Fei (as Wu Yifan)
Yi Feng Li ... Xiao Bo (as Yifeng Li)
Hua Liu ... Deng Zhao'er
Ju-Gang Bai Ju-Gang Bai ... Xiao Fei's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Du ... Twelve Master
Shan Jiang ... Doctor
Yiming Lian ... Yang Huo'er
Jing Liang ... Deng Zhao'er's wife
Nuo Lu Nuo Lu ... Xiao Fei's friend
Hao Ning Hao Ning ... Real Estate Agent
Yuxian Shang Yuxian Shang ... Xiao Fei's Girlfriend
Zeru Tao Zeru Tao ... Liu Ye's old friend
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A well respected man residing in what's left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lão Pháo Nhi See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$286,847, 27 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,415,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,191,345
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
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Trivia

The ostrich running in the street is actually dressed up by a girl. See more »

Quotes

Xiao Fei's friend: Good Morning
Liu Ye: Good Morning.
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Soundtracks

Greenhouse Girl
Performed by Kris Wu (as Wu Yifan)
Music by Cui Jian
Lyrics by Kris Wu and Cui Jian
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Stellar acting, great plot, amazing cinematography.. everything you could ask for
9 January 2016 | by Cornelia_vanderbiltSee all my reviews

I didn't expect to like this movie. The premise sounded dull and Feng Xiaogang was always known as a director rather than an actor. So imagine my surprise when I thought to myself after the credits rolled that wow, this is definitely one of my favorites of 2015.

I love everything about it, I am familiar with Guan Hu as I have watched two of his films which I also liked and I thought this would be the first movie of his that I would hate. Turns out it'd be one of his best.

Mr Six is not meant to be a hero or a sympathetic character even. He's an old guy set in his ways and stubborn to a great fault. Which is why the ending was fitting in all its symbolic glory.

The character that really stayed with me was Xiao Fei, the spoiled brat turned sympathetic kid who looks up to the values of old and yearns for a father's attention. The interesting thing about this movie was that it also had the story of a father and son but the more compelling story was the one between a father and another man's son.

I would recommend this movie to anyone. Brilliant and well-executed filmmaking.


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