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Keep Cool (1997)

You hua hao hao shuo (original title)
A spurned lover seeks a rich man for revenge. A random onlooker -- who witnessed the public assault committed by the rich man against the lover -- seeks for monetary compensation for his ... See full summary »

Director:

Yimou Zhang

Writers:

Ping Shu (novel), Ping Shu (screenplay)
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rong Chang Rong Chang ... Restaurant customer
Xudong Du Xudong Du ... Xiao Ge
Qingzhuo Fang Qingzhuo Fang ... Da Jie
Biao Fu Biao Fu ... Restaurant customer
You Ge ... Policeman
Wen Jiang ... Zhao Xiaoshuai, Bookseller
Baotian Li ... Lao Zhang
Qi Li ... Fat Cook
Qiang Li Qiang Li ... Restaurant customer
Xuejian Li ... Taxi Driver
Guanhua Liang Guanhua Liang ... Bar Boss
Xinyi Liu Xinyi Liu ... Liu Delong
Ying Qu ... An Hong
Tian Tian Tian Tian ... Waitress (as Xiaohua Chen)
Yong You Yong You ... Restaurant customer
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Storyline

A spurned lover seeks a rich man for revenge. A random onlooker -- who witnessed the public assault committed by the rich man against the lover -- seeks for monetary compensation for his smashed computer. The lover's and the onlooker's lives intertwine as two people collaborate. The onlooker's fate faces an unpredictable turn and mirrors the lover's life. Written by Tara Wu

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

16 May 1997 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Keep Cool See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Guangxi Film Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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a modern Vhinese black comedy very different from Zhang Yimou´s other films.
3 November 1998 | by zyxSee all my reviews

A modern Chinese black comedy about some Beijingers trying to cope with new Chinese politics and the opportunities they bring. With photo obviously inspired by Danish director Lars von Trier and cuts pumping like a disco-beat, this film has a very European touch, but with a story deep rooted in Chinese modern society it is perhaps best appreciated by Chinese or people who´ve spent some time in China. It is very different from director Zhang Yimou´s other features.


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