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Cheng feng po lang (2017)

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In the near-death after an accident, a sports car driver time-travelled back to the 1990s to meet his severe father and never-seen mother in a small Chinese town.

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Han Han

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Han Han
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chao Deng ... Xu Tailang
Eddie Peng ... Xu Zhengtai (as Peng Yuyan)
Zanilia Zhao ... Xiao Hua (as Liying Zhao)
Zijian Dong ... Xiao Ma
Shih-Chieh King ... Police director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheng Cheng Cheng Cheng ... Female Teacher Chen
Leslie Cheung ... (archive footage)
Angie Chiu ... (archive footage)
Yun-Fat Chow ... (archive footage)
Huayang Gao Huayang Gao ... Liu Yi
Chun'ai Li
Ronghao Li ... Huang Zhiqiang
Qiheng Sun Qiheng Sun ... Police Sun
Yihan Sun Yihan Sun ... Luo Li's wife
Xiaoxing Yi Xiaoxing Yi ... Photographer
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In the near-death after an accident, a sports car driver time-travelled back to the 1990s to meet his severe father and never-seen mother in a small Chinese town.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duckweed See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,739, 10 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$469,706, 17 March 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,570,000, 13 March 2017
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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7 February 2017 | by eldenwangSee all my reviews

As for me, this movie is pretty satisfying as a comedy. There are a lot of high-grade jokes among this movie while jokes are very embarrassing in other comedies these days. Except for the humor, the flashbacks amused me very much and I believed this part had been edited surprisingly well. These flashbacks drew a clear and interesting outline of the character's previous life: abused by father, involved in love, betrayed by girlfriend, discouraged by father. Generally, this is a corny movie in which time-travel helps characters clear the misunderstanding of family or friends. However, this movie focus on the sense of humor and thinking of life instead of the science fiction part. In my opinion, the ending is the biggest flaw because there is no intact logical circle. It isn't based on any theory of time travel. The father knew the gesture because the son taught him. However, the son didn't really appear in the father's early life, and therefore, the gesture shouldn't be known. I know that Han Han wanted to write a mysterious ending, but I think it turns out to be the very flaw.


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