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Lu de shui (2016)

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In an effort to draw more funding from the government, faculty members of a rural Chinese school try to pass off an uneducated laborer as a qualified teacher.

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Lu Liu, Shen Zhou

Writers:

Lu Liu, Shen Zhou
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suxi Ren Suxi Ren
Li Da Li Da ... Principal Sun
Shuailiang Liu Shuailiang Liu ... Tienan
Kuishan Pei Kuishan Pei ... Pei Kuishan
Alan Aruna Alan Aruna ... Coppersmith (as Alan)
Yanbo Han Yanbo Han ... Special staff
Guanjin Bu Guanjin Bu ... Sun Jia
Kun Wang Kun Wang ... Coppersmith's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yang Gao Yang Gao ... Secretary
Haoliang Liu Haoliang Liu ... Driver
Arthur Mclarty Arthur Mclarty ... Ross (as Arthur McLarty)
Qianyue Su Qianyue Su ... Police sergeant
Feng Wang Feng Wang ... The accompanying doctor
Shen Zhou Shen Zhou ... Photographer
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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 China Lion

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 October 2016 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Lv de shui See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,931, 30 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$356,023, 2 December 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mr. Donkey
24 September 2018 | by jackson_roSee all my reviews

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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