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Lost in Beijing (2007)

Ping guo (original title)
A look at modern-day life in China's capital centered on a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife.

Director:

Yu Li

Writers:

Li Fang, Yu Li | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bingbing Fan ... Liu / An-Kun's wife
Dawei Tong Dawei Tong ... An-Kun / Liu's husband
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Lin / Wang's husband
Elaine Jin ... Wang Mei / Lin Dong's wife
Chloe Maayan ... Xiao / Liu's workmate
Zhenjiang Bao Zhenjiang Bao ... Dr. Zhang
Li Fang Li Fang ... Mr. Lin
Jinhang Zheng Jinhang Zheng ... Lin's Girlfriend 1
Manyang Zhang Manyang Zhang ... Lin's Girlfriend 2
Ailing Huang Ailing Huang ... Lin's Girlfriend 3
Quinling Mong Quinling Mong ... Wang / Police Officer
Yi Zhou ... Young Police 1
Tao Huang Tao Huang ... Young Police 2
Liyuan Dong Liyuan Dong ... Fat Woman Customer
Xiaoho Lin Xiaoho Lin ... Illegal Doctor
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Storyline

Lin and Wang are a wealthy couple, approaching middle age in Beijing. They are childless, because she is infertile. He owns a foot-massage parlor. One afternoon he rapes one of his workers, Liu, who has nearly passed out from drinking alcohol with a friend. Part of the assault is witnessed by Liu's husband, An-Kun, a window washer. He's angry with the boss and with his wife, and attacks Lin's car furiously. He seeks compensation and tries to blackmail him. Lin's wife counsels him and joins in revenge. Then, Liu realizes she's pregnant and a set of emotional calculations ensues: Lin wants to buy the child, Wang agrees but she has conditions, An-Kun goes back and forth and barely contains his anger; Liu withdraws. The baby comes. Can anything be sorted out? Written by lament

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 February 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost in Beijing See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,337, 27 January 2008

Gross USA:

$11,163

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,350,967
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is banned in China, despite the heavily censored effort from the filmmaker. The producers have been banned from making movies in China for the next 2 years. See more »

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Greed brings out the worst in people....
13 January 2008 | by clerk123321See all my reviews

Ping Guo is a gem of a movie! I've been watching a lot of Chinese movies recently, but Ping Guo is one of the best of the bunch.

The story is about two couples intertwined due to unlucky circumstances, but most of them in their hands. During the movie, a very harsh and very real light is shed on the difference between poor and rich in modern Beijing and it will leave your mind thinking about it long after the movie is over. This is a very good thing - in my opinion movies are supposed to make you think, supposed to move you. Ping Guo did just that and is worthy of watching for everyone who isn't afraid of foreign movies and who is willing to look at something else than popcorn Hollywood.

This movie will keep you entertained for nearly two hours and will make you want for more movies of this director. And that's a very good thing!


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