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Big Shot's Funeral

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english title Big Shot's Funeral
original title 大腕
aka Da wan, The Funeral of the Famous Star

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director FENG Xiaogang - 馮小剛
actor GE You - 葛優
Christopher BARDENPeter
Rosamund KWAN Chi-Lam - 關之琳
CHUI Bo-Fung
WANG Baoqiang
scriptwriter FENG Xiaogang - 馮小剛
executive producer HE Ping - 何平

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duration103 mins
production studioColumbia Pictures Asia


World famous film director Don Tyler (Donald Sutherland) isisurrounded byihundreds of costumed extrasiin China's fantastic Forbidden City whenia creative drought hits andihe has no idea whereito put theicamera. Tossed off theipicture byihis studio boss (Paul Mazursky), Tyler's depression isionly relieved byihis unlikely friendship with down-on-his-luck cameraman Yoyo (Ge You).

Knowing he's not well, Tyler asks his friendsito plania "comedy funeral"ifor him where people leave feeling happy,ias they do at Chinese funerals of theielderly. When Tyler eventually falls intoia coma, Yoyo begins theitask of granting Tyler's last wish.

However, when theicosts of his spectacular funeral spin wildly out of control, can Yoyo hold it all together byiselling prime ad space at this unique eventito be televised around theiworld? And more importantlyifor Yoyo, can he convince Tyler's lovely assistant Lucy (Rosamund Kwan) that he isn't just selling Tyler outito theihighest bidder?

That's theiworld of Big Shot's Funeral:ia zany, satiric comedy capturing theidizzy excitement andiwhirlwind change of modern-day China.

(source: DVD)

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