|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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