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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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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)
Hua Liu ...
Deng Zhao'er
Ju-Gang Bai ...
Xiao Fei's friend
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Shan Jiang ...
Doctor
Jing Liang ...
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)  »

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Lão Pháo Nhi  »

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Opening Weekend:

$286,847 (USA) (25 December 2015)

Gross:

$1,413,054 (USA) (22 January 2016)
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2.66 : 1
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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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Old Hooligans vs New Hooligans
3 January 2016 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Not an action movie by any means but an interesting drama concerning traditional values versus new free-market attitudes seen from the perspective of an older criminal element trying to deal with the new-money, corruption-based variety.

The movie does a nice job of showing community life in the laid back old hutongs that still exist in Beijing and while the plot is a little slow it develops well. Since this film was designed to appeal to a domestic audience a lot of the nuance will be lost on foreigners. It emphasizes relationships, loyalty and honor in contrast to the quest for individual wealth, power and exaggerated regard of face. It also reinforces the notion that you can trust the Party to do the right thing but not the police.

Some ask "what's happened to Chinese cinema?" I guess the answer is that it is booming and delivering a wide variety of product. If you want a big budget action film with lots of CG you'll find it in Mo Jin

  • The Lost Legend. I enjoyed Lao Pao Er more though.



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