Ge You

Ge You (葛優, born April 19, 1957) is an acclaimed Chinese actor.

A native of Beijing, often with a bald shaven pate, he is considered by many to be one of the most recognizable acting personalities in China.

His success with major comedy roles made him a well known name throughout China. Ge You won the Best Actor Award at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival for his role in the Zhang Yimou movie To Live.

Ge You Filmography

 

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My People, My Country

My People, My Country (我和我的祖国) is a 2019 Chinese seven-part anthology drama film, consisting of seven segments directed by seven directors, Chen Kaige, Zhang Yibai, Guan Hu, Xue Xiaolu, Xu Zheng, Ning Hao, and Wen Muye.It stars many of China’s top actors, many in supporting roles and cameos. My People, My Country is produced jointly by Huaxia Film Distribution, Polybona Films and Alibaba Pictures. The film was released in China on September 30, 2019, to … Read more

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The Founding of a Republic

The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China’s film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The film retells the tale of the Communist ascendancy and triumph.

Poster for the movie "Cook Up a Storm"

Cook Up a Storm

A Cantonese street cook and his chief rival, a French-trained Michelin-starred chef, discover they have a lot in common as they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition. An international culinary competition becomes a battleground between rival cooks, one famous for his Cantonese street food and the other a Michelin-starred chef trained in France. But their rivalry takes an unexpected turn when they discover a common foe and combine their skills in a fusion of East … Read more

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Gone With The Bullets

Set in 1920s Shanghai, Ma Zouri and Xiang Feitian establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city’s elite attend the gala event, but when Wanyan Ying unexpectedly wins, it sets into motion a series of tragic events that change their destinies.

Poster for the movie "The Founding of a Republic"

The Founding of a Republic

The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China’s film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The film retells the tale of the Communist ascendancy and triumph.

Poster for the movie "Farewell My Concubine"

Farewell My Concubine

Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, “Farewell My Concubine,” that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo’s explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.

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Suffocation

A man convinced he murdered his wife is haunted by her ghost. Marketed as Mainland China’s first horror movie.

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The Trouble-shooters

The Trouble-shooters (1989) — Drama, Comedy – 14 September 1989 Your rating: Not rated yet! Director:  Jiashan Mi Writers:  Jiashan Mi, Shuo Wang Stars:  Guoli Zhang, … Read more

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Cala, my dog!

The humdrum existence of a Beijing factory worker and his family is disrupted when their beloved dog is confiscated by the police for being unlicensed. The worker has but 24 hours to raise the sizable sum required to pay the license fee.

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Cell Phone

Written by Liu Zhenyun, based on his own novel of the same title, the film revolves around two successful men whose marriages were wrecked when their wives uncovered their extramarital affairs through traces left in their cellphones. More broadly, the film explores the role of cellphones in interpersonal relationships in modern China, where the rapid development in information technology is having huge impacts on the way people communicate.

Poster for the movie "Sorry Baby"

Sorry Baby

The film tells of the attempts made by a Beijing van driver (Ge You) to obtain his wage arrears from travel agency boss (Fu Biao) – even to the point of kidnapping the latter’s Singaporean girlfriend (Jacklyn Wu).

Poster for the movie "The Dream Factory"

The Dream Factory

Four friends come up with an unusual idea to make some money and have fun doing it. For a small fee, they will impersonate and act out any character role for their customers. In the course of executing this novel service, they encounter a whole spectrum of people in society, finding ways to genuinely help them boost their morale and overcome their fears, while gaining unusual and new insights into the human condition.

Poster for the movie "Keep Cool"

Keep Cool

China, the 1990s. A young bookseller is in love with a woman. The woman is now with another guy, a rich man. The rich man sends his people to beat the bookseller. In the fight, the laptop computer from a man looking at the scene gets broken. Who will pay for the computer? The bookseller wants revenge. Will it be useful? The bookseller and the laptop owner are from different ages and classes. They are … Read more

Poster for the movie "Big Shot's Funeral"

Big Shot’s Funeral

Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director’s wish to have a grand “comedy funeral”. To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies … Read more

Poster for the movie "If You Are the One 2"

If You Are the One 2

A sequel to one of China’s biggest box office hits, the wry romantic comedy “Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2” (“If You Are the One 2”) — the first Chinese release to open in its homeland and North America on the same day — continues the odd-couple courtship saga of wealthy, middle-aged retiree Qin Fen (Ge You) and serious-minded young air hostess Xiaoxiao (Shu Qi).After an amusing prelude in which Qin presides over a lavish divorce … Read more

Poster for the movie "Sacrifice"

Sacrifice

For generations the Zhao family has wielded power, until their mortal enemy TU’AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. But one Zhao baby survives hidden by CHENG YING the doctor who delivered him. When Tu’an Gu learns of the baby’s escape he seizes every infant in the city, vowing to kill them all unless the Zhao baby is surrendered. As the tyrant’s soldiers arrive at Cheng Ying’s home the … Read more

Poster for the movie "Let the Bullets Fly"

Let the Bullets Fly

Set in China during the Warlords Period of the1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.

Poster for the movie "If You Are the One"

If You Are the One

Qin Fen, a funny, honest, single inventor, met a girl called Smiley, who was in agony of her boyfriend’s betrayal. They traveled to Hokkaido, tried to help Smiley cure her pain in heart, and both of them gradually found their true love and life redemption during the journey.

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To Live

Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.

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Shanghai Red

A murder mystery set in contemporary Shanghai about a beautiful woman caught in a web of vengeance and deceit.

Poster for the movie "The Banquet"

The Banquet

Empress Wan can launch a thousand ships with her charm and fight a hundred soldiers with her sword. But something is lacking in her life and she harbours forbidden desires for her stepson Prince Wu Luan , an introverted young man, who shies away from the palace to indulge in the ancient art of music and dance. When the Emperor dies all of a sudden and his younger brother Li takes over the throne, Wan … Read more

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Lie huo jin gang

1941年,河北平原上发生了著名的五一大扫荡,日寇数万人对我根据地实行疯狂的三光政策,抗日军民不甘心做亡国奴,他们在党的领导下,对敌人展开反扫荡。话说这天,桥头镇发生了一场地裂山崩的战斗,八路军排长史更新(申军谊 饰)执行完掩护任务后,身负重伤,被区小队救回,藏在老乡的地洞里。侦察员肖飞(李强 饰)只身大闹县城,买回急需的西药。区长金月波(宋春丽 饰)借伪军队长刁士贵(葛优 饰)的婚礼变葬礼,成功策反伪军起义。丁尚武(赵小锐 饰)等人突袭敌营,救回被抓的大批妇女。他们在敌后神出鬼没,拔据点、烧炮楼、惩汉奸,打得敌人魂飞胆丧,有利配合了主力作战……

The Spring Festival

China’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991

Poster for the movie "A World Without Thieves"

A World Without Thieves

Two grifters, Wang Bo and Wang Li, a couple who’ve been arguing, board a train in rural China. He wants to fleece a peasant, nicknamed Dumbo for his naiveté, who’s carrying 60,000 yuan and trusts everyone. She wants to protect the hick kid, an act of expiation brought on by prayer and a visit to a temple. Also on board are one of more sets of thieves, including a calculating boss and his femme fatale. … Read more

Poster for the movie "Butterfly Smile"

Butterfly Smile

A woman who accidentally commits a hit-and-run has mysterious connections to the victim.

Poster for the movie "The Emperor's Shadow"

The Emperor’s Shadow

Epic drama about China’s first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China’s greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his exploits.

Poster for the movie "Be There or Be Square"

Be There or Be Square

The story of two Chinese immigrants’ struggles in America. Yuan Liu (You Ge ) has lived in LA for years. He has no stable job, no family and lives in a wagon. He seems content with his life until the day he meets Qing Li (Fan Xu ), a woman with the big “American dream”.