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Da wan (2001)

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Release Date

 UK: 15 Nov 2002

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity.

Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country China, Hong Kong

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Other Titles
• Da wan
• Big Shot's Funeral (2001)

• The Funeral of the Famous Star (2001)
• Happy Funeral (2001)

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Genre: Comedy, Epic

Plot: A comedic fable about culture clash and finding your way amidst the dizzying change of the modern world. Big Shot's Funeral spins the story of two men who find that their friendship and spiritual connection transcends the language barrier -- most of the time.

Don Tyler (Donald Sutherland) is a world-renowned film director whose work has brought him a lifetime of accolades. Now he's in Beijing shooting an epic about the last emperor of China's Qing dynasty. In the midst of shooting an intense scene portraying one of the emperor's concubines giving birth, he suddenly realizes he can't go on with the film. His self-confidence has deserted him and he hasn't the slightest idea what his picture is about.

YoYo (Ge You) is a down-on-his-luck Chinese cameraman who's been hired by Tyler's longtime assistant, the Chinese-born and Western-educated Lucy (Rosamund Kwan), to shoot footage of Tyler directing his film. YoYo is divorced and work has been tough to come by, but Tyler senses reserves of potential underneath YoYo's cynical exterior. With Lucy acting as a go-between, the two begin a wildly off-kilter dialogue about Buddhism and reincarnation as Tyler searches for a concept to guide his new film -- and, in the autumn of his life, begins to brood over his own possible end. A bit of

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 Directed by
Xiaogang Feng
Tian xia wu zei, Shou ji, A Sign
 Written by
Xiaogang Feng
Kung Fu Hustle, Tian xia wu zei, Tung mung kei yun
Donald Sutherland
The Italian Job, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Cold Mountain
You Ge
Farewell My Concubine, Lifetimes, Tian xia wu zei
Rosamund Kwan
Once Upon a Time in China, Operation Condor 2: The Armour of Gods, Xiao ao jiang hu zhi dong fang bu bai
Da Ying
Farewell My Concubine, The White Countess
Paul Mazursky
Antz, Carlito's Way, 2 Days in the Valley
 Music By
Bao San
My Father and Mother, Not One Less, Happy Times

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