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Lao pao er (2015)

A well respected man residing in what's left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs.

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Cast

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Liu Ye
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Men San Er
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Hua Xia Zi
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Xiao Fei (as Wu Yifan)
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Xiao Bo (as Yifeng Li)
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Deng Zhao'er
Ju-Gang Bai ...
Xiao Fei's friend
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Doctor
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Deng Zhao'er's wife
Nuo Lu ...
Xiao Fei's friend
Hao Ning ...
Real Estate Agent
Yuxian Shang ...
Xiao Fei's Girlfriend
Zeru Tao ...
Liu Ye's old friend
Hewei Yu ...
Xiao Fei's guard
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Lead Police on street
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A well respected man residing in what's left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs.

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lão Pháo Nhi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$286,847 (USA) (27 December 2015)

Gross:

$1,415,450 (USA)
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Trivia

The ostrich running in the street is actually dressed up by a girl. See more »

Quotes

Liu Ye: This is rule?
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Soundtracks

Greenhouse Girl
Performed by Kris Wu (as Wu Yifan)
Music by Cui Jian
Lyrics by Kris Wu and Cui Jian
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Stellar acting, great plot, amazing cinematography.. everything you could ask for
9 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I didn't expect to like this movie. The premise sounded dull and Feng Xiaogang was always known as a director rather than an actor. So imagine my surprise when I thought to myself after the credits rolled that wow, this is definitely one of my favorites of 2015.

I love everything about it, I am familiar with Guan Hu as I have watched two of his films which I also liked and I thought this would be the first movie of his that I would hate. Turns out it'd be one of his best.

Mr Six is not meant to be a hero or a sympathetic character even. He's an old guy set in his ways and stubborn to a great fault. Which is why the ending was fitting in all its symbolic glory.

The character that really stayed with me was Xiao Fei, the spoiled brat turned sympathetic kid who looks up to the values of old and yearns for a father's attention. The interesting thing about this movie was that it also had the story of a father and son but the more compelling story was the one between a father and another man's son.

I would recommend this movie to anyone. Brilliant and well-executed filmmaking.


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