Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky ... See full summary »
A young man tries to get away from his family's overwhelming power, but when he accidentally kills a local thug, his fate will be intricately linked to his father's. A woman, who for years ... See full summary »
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In order to pay for the donkey that brings them water, a countryside village registers it as a teacher at its local school. But,when the charity group that funds the school visits for an inspection, the village has to find ways to hide their secret.Written by
A surprisingly politically daring movie made by China's foremost comedic group, Kaixin Mahua. The characters, who are all caricatures of modern society individuals elevate the simple premise of making a donkey into a teacher so they could get more funding is anything but simple. The principle who wants to do the right whatever the cost, the freedom seeker who is taken advantage of, the loyal servant who bows to reality, the turncoat or even the simpleton are all trying to survive in a deceitful situation where they have no control over. Is the film funny? Not comparing to other Mahua Production films, but it is deeper in its meaning and less sappy. The film is a great parody of modern society China where lies just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
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