Movies by Release Date: 2018

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The Faces of My Gene (2018)

Drama, Comedy - 16 February 2018
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Bei Xiaobei (Yue Yunpeng) is a self abased writer because he feels himself too fat. Because of his poor appearance, he often ran into a wall in real life. Later, he unwittingly finds a long dusty family tree. And accidentally crosses through the ages to meet with his ancestors.

Director:  Guo Degang

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Bei Xiaobei (Yue Yunpeng) is a self abased writer because he feels himself too fat. Because of his poor appearance, he often ran into a wall in real life. Later, he unwittingly finds a long dusty family tree. And accidentally crosses through the ages to meet with his ancestors.


Collections: Guo Degang

Genres: Drama, Comedy

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  16 February 2018

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Production Companies:  北京一个文化传媒有限公司, 北京德云社文化传播有限公司, 华策影业(天津)有限公司

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The Enigma of Arrival (2018)

114 min - Drama, Thriller - 5 October 2018
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Long, the main character, spends his youth wandering with his three best friends from high school. With the emergence of a woman, Dongdong, whom they all fall in love with, their friendship begins to fray. One day, Dongdong suddenly disappears in an ambiguous situation, and the friendship ends. After many years, the friends meet again. However, just as youth cannot return, they can only confirm that their friendship cannot be restored.

Director:  Song Wen

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Long, the main character, spends his youth wandering with his three best friends from high school. With the emergence of a woman, Dongdong, whom they all fall in love with, their friendship begins to fray. One day, Dongdong suddenly disappears in an ambiguous situation, and the friendship ends. After many years, the friends meet again. However, just as youth cannot return, they can only confirm that their friendship cannot be restored.


Collections: Song Wen

Genres: Drama, Thriller

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  5 October 2018

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Production Companies:  Bingchi Pictures, Fortissimo Films

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Runtime:  1 h 54 min

The Drum Tower (2018)

18 min - Drama, LGBTQ - 1 January 2018
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In this short from acclaimed queer filmmaker Fan Popo, an introverted senior school student and a transgender vintage shop-owner, two lonely souls are swimming in the fast-changing-city pool. Can they break the wall of communication? Where are they heading to?

Director:  Fan Popo
Writers:  Fan Popo
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In this short from acclaimed queer filmmaker Fan Popo, an introverted senior school student and a transgender vintage shop-owner, two lonely souls are swimming in the fast-changing-city pool. Can they break the wall of communication? Where are they heading to?


Collections: Fan Popo

Genres: Drama, LGBTQ

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 2018

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Runtime:  0 h 18 min

The Tag-Along: Devil Fish (2018)

115 min - Horror - 23 November 2018
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When a spirit medium is called to exorcise a demon from a possessed man, he is unknowingly captured in the act by two students looking to document the process. When the students accidentally release the devil fish demon into the world, it is up to them and the spirit medium to send it back to the hellish world from where it came.

Director:  David Chuang

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When a spirit medium is called to exorcise a demon from a possessed man, he is unknowingly captured in the act by two students looking to document the process. When the students accidentally release the devil fish demon into the world, it is up to them and the spirit medium to send it back to the hellish world from where it came.


Collections: David Chuang

Genres: Horror

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  23 November 2018

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Runtime:  1 h 55 min

The Crossing (2018)

99 min - Drama - 7 September 2018
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Studying in Hong Kong but living in Shenzhen (the port city of Mainland China), Peipei has spent 16 years in her life travelling between these two cities. To realize the dream of seeing snow in Japan with her bestie, Peipei joins a smuggling gang and uses her student identity to smuggle iPhones from Hong Kong to Mainland. Her family life and friendships begin to fall apart. The daily life of Peipei starts to get out of control. ________ A teenage girl who aspires to a better lifestyle turns to smuggling to raise cash in Bai Xue’s striking debut feature. Sixteen-year-old Peipei has the means and the wherewithal to get involved in the smuggling game between the Chinese and Hong Kong borders - she crosses it twice a day on her way to and from school. But her move into deeper illegality brings challenges and dangers she never could have anticipated.

Director:  Bai Xue

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Studying in Hong Kong but living in Shenzhen (the port city of Mainland China), Peipei has spent 16 years in her life travelling between these two cities. To realize the dream of seeing snow in Japan with her bestie, Peipei joins a smuggling gang and uses her student identity to smuggle iPhones from Hong Kong to Mainland. Her family life and friendships begin to fall apart. The daily life of Peipei starts to get out of control. ________ A teenage girl who aspires to a better lifestyle turns to smuggling to raise cash in Bai Xue’s striking debut feature. Sixteen-year-old Peipei has the means and the wherewithal to get involved in the smuggling game between the Chinese and Hong Kong borders - she crosses it twice a day on her way to and from school. But her move into deeper illegality brings challenges and dangers she never could have anticipated.


Collections: Bai Xue

Tagline: An energetic coming of age film, which is also a stylish exercise in style and political allegory. Gráinne Humphreys, DIFF Festival Director

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  7 September 2018

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Production Companies:  Wanda Media Co.

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min

The Bombing (2018)

Drama, Action, Adventure, War - 25 May 2018
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An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.

Director:  Feng Xiao
Writers:  Ping Chen

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An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.


Collections: Feng Xiao

Tagline: Set in 1943 during the World War II, the story revolves around the Japanese bombing of Chongqing, which started in 1938.

Genres: Drama, Action, Adventure, War

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Country:   China
Language:  Cantonese, English, 普通话
Release Date:  25 May 2018

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Production Companies:  China Film Group, Shanghai Hehe Film Investment Co.

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Still Human (2018)

112 min - Drama - 6 November 2018
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A paralysed and hopeless Hong Kong man meets his new Filipino carer, who has put her dream on hold and come to the city to earn a living. These two strangers live under the same roof through different seasons. As they learn more about each other, they also learn more about themselves. Together, they learn about how to face the different seasons of life.

Director:  Oliver Chan
Writers:  Oliver Chan

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A paralysed and hopeless Hong Kong man meets his new Filipino carer, who has put her dream on hold and come to the city to earn a living. These two strangers live under the same roof through different seasons. As they learn more about each other, they also learn more about themselves. Together, they learn about how to face the different seasons of life.


Collections: Oliver Chan

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  6 November 2018

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Runtime:  1 h 52 min

Song of the Assassins (2018)

- 1 November 2018
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"Song of the Assassins" is a return to old-school style wuxia, telling the tale of a secret Bureau of Assassins. Trained by a top assassination team, a young assassin receives his first mission and finds himself tangled in a political intrigue planned for years.

Director:  Daniel Lee Yan-Kong

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"Song of the Assassins" is a return to old-school style wuxia, telling the tale of a secret Bureau of Assassins. Trained by a top assassination team, a young assassin receives his first mission and finds himself tangled in a political intrigue planned for years.


Collections: Daniel Lee Yan-Kong

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 November 2018

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Sister (2018)

8 min - Animation - 15 June 2018
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A man remembers his childhood memory of growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?

Director:  Siqi Song
Stars:  Bingyang Liu

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A man remembers his childhood memory of growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?


Collections: Siqi Song

Genres: Animation

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Country:   China,   United States of America
Release Date:  15 June 2018

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Runtime:  0 h 08 min

Shadow (2018)

Action, Drama - 1 October 2018
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The film is set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220–280). Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world", will be the characters around who turn the inexorable forces of this story.

Director:  Zhang Yimou
Writers:  Wei Li, Zhang Yimou

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The film is set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220–280). Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world", will be the characters around who turn the inexorable forces of this story.


Collections: Zhang Yimou

Genres: Action, Drama

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Country:   China
Release Date:  1 October 2018

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Budget:  $44,000

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Production Companies:  LeVision Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures Asia

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Project Gutenberg (2018)

130 min - Action, Crime - 30 September 2018
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The Hong Kong police is hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter" . The gang possesses exceptional counterfeiting skills which makes it difficult to distinguish the authenticity of its counterfeit currency. The scope of their criminal activities extends globally and greatly attracts the attention of the police. In order to crack the true identity of "Painter", the police recruits a painter named Lee Man to assist in solving the case.

Director:  Felix Chong
Writers:  Felix Chong

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The Hong Kong police is hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter" . The gang possesses exceptional counterfeiting skills which makes it difficult to distinguish the authenticity of its counterfeit currency. The scope of their criminal activities extends globally and greatly attracts the attention of the police. In order to crack the true identity of "Painter", the police recruits a painter named Lee Man to assist in solving the case.


Genres: Action, Crime

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Country:   China,   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  30 September 2018

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Budget:  $38,272,500

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Runtime:  2 h 10 min

People's Republic of Desire (2018)

95 min - Documentary - 30 November 2018
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In China’s popular live-streaming showrooms, three millennials – a karaoke singer, a migrant worker and a rags-to-riches comedian – seek fame, fortune and human connection, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in their real lives.

Director:  Hao Wu
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In China’s popular live-streaming showrooms, three millennials – a karaoke singer, a migrant worker and a rags-to-riches comedian – seek fame, fortune and human connection, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in their real lives.


Collections: Hao Wu

Tagline: What Will You Find If You Pin All Your Hopes Online?

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  30 November 2018

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Runtime:  1 h 35 min

Operation Red Sea (2018)

2h 18min min - Action, Adventure, War, Propaganda - 16 February 2018
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The film is loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War.

Director:  Dante Lam

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The film is loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War.


Collections: Dante Lam

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  16 February 2018

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Budget:  $70

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Production Companies:  Bona Film Group

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Runtime:  0 h 02 min

Oolong Courtyard: Kung Fu School (2018)

103 min - Comedy, Mystery - 17 August 2018
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Kung Fu apprentices at the Oolong Courtyard school are suspicious when two outsiders try to join the prestigious academy despite their strange behavior.

Director:  Chu Yen-ping

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Kung Fu apprentices at the Oolong Courtyard school are suspicious when two outsiders try to join the prestigious academy despite their strange behavior.


Collections: Chu Yen-ping

Genres: Comedy, Mystery

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Official Website:  http://www.ChinaLionFilm.com
Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  17 August 2018

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Revenue:  $19,109,023

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Runtime:  1 h 43 min

On the Balcony (2018)

Drama - 1 November 2018
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Zhang Yingxiong’s father died due to a fight with demolition worker Lu Zhiqiang, so Zhang Yingxiong decided to revenge for his father. But during the “revenge”, he gradually start to have a special feeling for Lu Shanshan, Lu Zhiqiang’s daughter.

Director:  Zhang Meng
Writers:  Ya Liu, Xiaowen Ren

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Zhang Yingxiong’s father died due to a fight with demolition worker Lu Zhiqiang, so Zhang Yingxiong decided to revenge for his father. But during the “revenge”, he gradually start to have a special feeling for Lu Shanshan, Lu Zhiqiang’s daughter.


Collections: Zhang Meng

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 November 2018

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Production Companies:  Beijing Enlight Pictures

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On Happiness Road (2018)

111 min - Animation, Drama - 5 January 2018
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Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers’ death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the meaning of “life” and “home”. What is happiness? Will Chi find her own happiness?

Director:  Sung Hsin-Yin
Writers:  Sung Hsin-Yin

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Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers’ death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the meaning of “life” and “home”. What is happiness? Will Chi find her own happiness?


Collections: Sung Hsin-Yin

Genres: Animation, Drama

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  5 January 2018

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Production Companies:  On Happiness Road Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 51 min

Next Gen (2018)

PG 105 min - Action, Adventure, Animation - 7 September 2018
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A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl's life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.

Director:  Kevin R. Adams
Writers:  Ryan W. Smith

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A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl's life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.


Collections: Kevin R. Adams

Tagline: Friendship is the ultimate upgrade

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Country:   Canada,   China
Language:  普通话, English
Release Date:  7 September 2018

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Budget:  $22,000,000

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Production Companies:  Baozou Manhua, Tangent Animation, Netflix

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Runtime:  1 h 45 min

Mrs. Fang (2018)

86 min - Documentary - 13 June 2018
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In a quiet village in southern China, Fang Xiuying is sixty-seven years old. Having suffered from Alzheimer's for several years, with advanced symptoms and ineffective treatment, she was sent back home. Now, bedridden, she is surrounded by her relatives and neighbors, as they witness and accompany her through her last days.

Director:  Wang Bing
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In a quiet village in southern China, Fang Xiuying is sixty-seven years old. Having suffered from Alzheimer's for several years, with advanced symptoms and ineffective treatment, she was sent back home. Now, bedridden, she is surrounded by her relatives and neighbors, as they witness and accompany her through her last days.


Collections: Wang Bing

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   Germany,   France,   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  13 June 2018

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

More than Blue (2018)

106 min - Romance - 30 November 2018
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Cream, a bright personality with a dark streak somehow manages to make a connection with the secretive K. As high school classmates, they share their loneliness, get close quickly, and fill the emptiness in each other. Cream moves into K's place and they depend on each other like a family or lovers. Years go by, and K works for a record company and Cream becomes a lyricist, but they still live together, neither a couple nor friends. Diagnosed with leukemia, K is hesitant to reveal his illness because he does not want to hurt Cream by leaving her alone. Not knowing any of this, Cream starts dating another man, eventually accepting his marriage proposal.

Director:  Lin Xiao Qian
Writers:  Hermes Lu

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Cream, a bright personality with a dark streak somehow manages to make a connection with the secretive K. As high school classmates, they share their loneliness, get close quickly, and fill the emptiness in each other. Cream moves into K's place and they depend on each other like a family or lovers. Years go by, and K works for a record company and Cream becomes a lyricist, but they still live together, neither a couple nor friends. Diagnosed with leukemia, K is hesitant to reveal his illness because he does not want to hurt Cream by leaving her alone. Not knowing any of this, Cream starts dating another man, eventually accepting his marriage proposal.


Collections: Lin Xiao Qian

Genres: Romance

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  30 November 2018

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Production Companies:  MM2 Entertainment

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Runtime:  1 h 46 min

Monster Hunt 2 (2018)

110 min - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy - 16 February 2018
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The sequel to Monster Hunt. Set in a world where monsters and humans co-exist, the franchise tells the story of Wuba, a baby monster born to be king. Wuba becomes the central figure in stopping an all-out monster civil war.

Director:  Raman Hui

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The sequel to Monster Hunt. Set in a world where monsters and humans co-exist, the franchise tells the story of Wuba, a baby monster born to be king. Wuba becomes the central figure in stopping an all-out monster civil war.


Collections: Raman Hui

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  16 February 2018

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Production Companies:  Edko Films

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Runtime:  1 h 50 min

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018)

107 min - Action - 20 December 2018
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After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi is attempting to keep a low profile. While going about his business, he gets into a fight with a foreigner by the name of Davidson, who is a big boss behind the bar district. Tin Chi fights hard with Wing Chun and earns respect.

Director:  Yuen Woo-Ping

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After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi is attempting to keep a low profile. While going about his business, he gets into a fight with a foreigner by the name of Davidson, who is a big boss behind the bar district. Tin Chi fights hard with Wing Chun and earns respect.


Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong,   China
Language:  English, Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  20 December 2018

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Production Companies:  Pegasus Motion Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 47 min

Lost, Found (2022)

Drama - 8 August 2022
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Li Jie, a lawyer, is taking divorce proceedings to try to get custody of her daughter. As she is working hard to earn a better life for her daughter, she hires a baby sitter, Sun Fang, to watch her child. One day, Li comes home only to find her child and Sun have disappeared. Unfortunately, Li is suspected by both her family and the police, and must lean on herself to trace Sun alone.

Director:  Lü Yue
Writers:  Qin Haiyan

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Li Jie, a lawyer, is taking divorce proceedings to try to get custody of her daughter. As she is working hard to earn a better life for her daughter, she hires a baby sitter, Sun Fang, to watch her child. One day, Li comes home only to find her child and Sun have disappeared. Unfortunately, Li is suspected by both her family and the police, and must lean on herself to trace Sun alone.


Collections: Lü Yue

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Release Date:  8 August 2022

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Long Day's Journey into Night (2018)

110 min - Drama, Mystery - 1 October 2018
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A man went back to Guizhou, found the tracks of a mysterious woman. He recalls the summer he spent with her twenty years ago…

Director:  Bi Gan
Writers:  Bi Gan

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A man went back to Guizhou, found the tracks of a mysterious woman. He recalls the summer he spent with her twenty years ago…


Collections: Bi Gan

Genres: Drama, Mystery

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Official Website:  http://www.dangmaifilms.com/
Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 October 2018

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Budget:  $13,000,000

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Production Companies:  Zhejiang Huace Film & TV

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Runtime:  1 h 50 min

Lobster Cop (2018)

NR 93 min - Comedy, Crime, Thriller - 21 June 2018
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Four police officers open up a lobster restaurant as a cover in order to catch a notorious drug dealer, only to find their secret recipe is more popular than they expect. When they get caught up in their new business venture, they find a bigger conspiracy at work.

Director:  Li Xinyun

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Four police officers open up a lobster restaurant as a cover in order to catch a notorious drug dealer, only to find their secret recipe is more popular than they expect. When they get caught up in their new business venture, they find a bigger conspiracy at work.


Collections: Li Xinyun

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Thriller

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Official Website: 
Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  21 June 2018

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Production Companies:  WANDA MEDIA COMPANY

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min

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