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People's Hero (1987)

82 min - Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime - 11 March 1987
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Ex-gangster Sonny Koo finds himself in the middle of a bank holdup by two inexperienced crooks. The robbery goes awry, but before order can be restored, Sonny assumes control. He proceeds to turn the hostage situation to his advantage, and uses the bank's customers and personnel as leverage to free his girlfriend from prison. On the outside, sympathetic cop Ah Sai debates with his captain over how to handle the situation.

Director:  Derek Yee Tung-Sing
Writers:  Derek Yee Tung-Sing, Keith Lee Baak-Ling, Kwan Yiu-Wing

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Ex-gangster Sonny Koo finds himself in the middle of a bank holdup by two inexperienced crooks. The robbery goes awry, but before order can be restored, Sonny assumes control. He proceeds to turn the hostage situation to his advantage, and uses the bank's customers and personnel as leverage to free his girlfriend from prison. On the outside, sympathetic cop Ah Sai debates with his captain over how to handle the situation.


Collections: Derek Yee Tung-Sing

Tagline: Who's the hero?

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  11 March 1987

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Production Companies:  Long Shong Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 22 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

Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year (2019)

81 min - Animation, Family - 5 February 2019
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Tang Yuan, Jiao Zi and their family enjoy Chinese New Year together, learning about traditions, and sharing Peppa Pig stories.

Director:  Mark Baker, Neville Astley
Writers:  Mark Baker, Neville Astley

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Tang Yuan, Jiao Zi and their family enjoy Chinese New Year together, learning about traditions, and sharing Peppa Pig stories.


Collections: Mark Baker, Neville Astley

Genres: Animation, Family

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Official Website:  https://www.peppacny.com
Country:   China,   United Kingdom
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  5 February 2019

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Production Companies:  Entertainment One, Alibaba Pictures Group, Astley Baker Davies

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Runtime:  1 h 21 min

Perfect Exchange (1993)

105 min - Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Action - 30 September 1993
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Mindy Chan (Andy Lau) is a top-notched gambler/swindler. His girlfriend Lily (Christy Chung) and friend Ah Chi are card dealers at the casino where bad guy Lau and his mistress Mona (Anita Lee) frequent. Chor Hung (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), a play on the Chinese name for famed retired actress Cherie Chung, is a senior security guard at the local prison. During a card game, Ah Chi and Mindy swindle millions of dollars from Lau, but they are caught. Lau makes a deal with Mindy - in exchange for Ah Chi (who had been kidnapped), Mindy needs to go to prison and find out where a guy named Robinson (Kwan Hoi-San) has hidden $3 billion dollars worth of bonds.

Director:  Wong Jing
Writers:  Wong Jing

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Mindy Chan (Andy Lau) is a top-notched gambler/swindler. His girlfriend Lily (Christy Chung) and friend Ah Chi are card dealers at the casino where bad guy Lau and his mistress Mona (Anita Lee) frequent. Chor Hung (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), a play on the Chinese name for famed retired actress Cherie Chung, is a senior security guard at the local prison. During a card game, Ah Chi and Mindy swindle millions of dollars from Lau, but they are caught. Lau makes a deal with Mindy - in exchange for Ah Chi (who had been kidnapped), Mindy needs to go to prison and find out where a guy named Robinson (Kwan Hoi-San) has hidden $3 billion dollars worth of bonds.


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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  30 September 1993

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Production Companies:  Win's Movie Production Limited

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Runtime:  1 h 45 min

Perfect Life (2009)

97 min - Drama - 30 January 2009
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Perfect Life, the second feature by Emily Tang (Tang Xiaobai), at first revolves around Li Yueying, a young woman in the cold north-east of China. In a world where no one is waiting for an untrained, inexperienced woman, she knows that in order to fulfil her dreams she will have to resort to her own stubbornness and selfishness. Her father deserted her mother and the money saved by the family is destined for her younger brother's studies. When she stops working for a shop making artificial limbs in order to take a job as a chambermaid, she attracts the attention of a mysterious criminal, Mongol. Then in the editing, the documentary story of Jenny from Hong Kong starts to emerge. She thought she had her life perfectly worked out, but when her marriage breaks down, she also finds herself in financial problems and has to fight for the custody of her children.

Director:  Emily Tang

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Perfect Life, the second feature by Emily Tang (Tang Xiaobai), at first revolves around Li Yueying, a young woman in the cold north-east of China. In a world where no one is waiting for an untrained, inexperienced woman, she knows that in order to fulfil her dreams she will have to resort to her own stubbornness and selfishness. Her father deserted her mother and the money saved by the family is destined for her younger brother's studies. When she stops working for a shop making artificial limbs in order to take a job as a chambermaid, she attracts the attention of a mysterious criminal, Mongol. Then in the editing, the documentary story of Jenny from Hong Kong starts to emerge. She thought she had her life perfectly worked out, but when her marriage breaks down, she also finds herself in financial problems and has to fight for the custody of her children.


Collections: Emily Tang

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  30 January 2009

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Production Companies:  Xstream Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 37 min

Perfect Wedding (2010)

99 min - Romance, Comedy - 21 October 2010
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A generic romantic comedy for Hong Kong audiences that's successful for what it is. Director Barbara Wong shelves any pretension or undue meaning - which is good news where Wong is concerned.

Director:  Barbara Wong

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A generic romantic comedy for Hong Kong audiences that's successful for what it is. Director Barbara Wong shelves any pretension or undue meaning - which is good news where Wong is concerned.


Collections: Barbara Wong

Genres: Romance, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Release Date:  21 October 2010

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Production Companies:  Sil-Metropole Organisation, Shaw Brothers, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min

Perhaps Love (2005)

108 min - Drama, Music, Romance - 1 December 2005
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A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.

Director:  Peter Chan
Writers:  Oi Wah Lam, Raymond To

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A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.


Collections: Peter Chan

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

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Country:   China,   Hong Kong,   Malaysia
Language:  Cantonese, English, 普通话
Release Date:  1 December 2005

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Production Companies:  Applause Pictures, Ruddy Morgan Productions, Morgan & Chan Films

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Runtime:  1 h 48 min

Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman (1982)

87 min - Action - 13 May 1982
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Chu Liu-hsiang, the charming, capable, and, yes, sentimental, swordsman is back in action for this extremely well-named third in the hit box-office series. The titanic team of director Chu Yuan and novelist Ku Lung wisely choose to give their hero a whole new, non-stop, cliffhanger-fraught adventure featuring a mystery swordsman, a sensual swordswoman, an imperial assassin, a Ghost Mansion, the Bat Island, a booby-trapped tunnel, double crosses, and secret missions. And there are no fewer than three martial arts choreographers on hand to guide the amazing mayhem.

Director:  Chor Yuen

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Chu Liu-hsiang, the charming, capable, and, yes, sentimental, swordsman is back in action for this extremely well-named third in the hit box-office series. The titanic team of director Chu Yuan and novelist Ku Lung wisely choose to give their hero a whole new, non-stop, cliffhanger-fraught adventure featuring a mystery swordsman, a sensual swordswoman, an imperial assassin, a Ghost Mansion, the Bat Island, a booby-trapped tunnel, double crosses, and secret missions. And there are no fewer than three martial arts choreographers on hand to guide the amazing mayhem.


Collections: Chor Yuen

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Release Date:  13 May 1982

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 27 min

Perpetual Motion (2005)

90 min - - 10 September 2005
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Niuniu, a wealthy middle aged woman living in Beijing, discovers that her husband is having an affair after coming upon a romantic e-mail. She knows only that it is one of her close friends but not which one. Determined to discover the truth, she invites her friends Qinqin, a ditsy actress, Lala, a successful artist, and Madam Ye, a property developer over to her lavish siheyuan home. There the four women share stories of their sexual past over food and mahjong. Niuniu, however, still has her plan to execute...

Director:  Ning Ying

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Niuniu, a wealthy middle aged woman living in Beijing, discovers that her husband is having an affair after coming upon a romantic e-mail. She knows only that it is one of her close friends but not which one. Determined to discover the truth, she invites her friends Qinqin, a ditsy actress, Lala, a successful artist, and Madam Ye, a property developer over to her lavish siheyuan home. There the four women share stories of their sexual past over food and mahjong. Niuniu, however, still has her plan to execute...


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  10 September 2005

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Personal Tailor (2013)

118 min - Comedy, Drama - 20 December 2013
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A team makes dreams come true ... but only for a day.

Director:  Feng Xiaogang
Writers:  Shuo Wang

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A team makes dreams come true ... but only for a day.


Collections: Feng Xiaogang

Genres: Comedy, Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  20 December 2013

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Runtime:  1 h 58 min

Petition (2009)

120 min - Documentary - 22 May 2009
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The dysfunctional Chinese justice system allows citizens with grievances against their local governments to petition the court to clear or correct their record. Yet in order to do so, the petitioners must travel to Beijing to file paperwork and wait an indefinite period to plead their case. Following the saga of a group of petitioners over the years of 1996 and 2008, Petition unfolds like a novel by Zola or Dickens. This was filmed surreptitiously from the point of view of the petitioners, and not the justice officials, the police, or those heavies sent by the municipalities.

Director:  Zhao Liang
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The dysfunctional Chinese justice system allows citizens with grievances against their local governments to petition the court to clear or correct their record. Yet in order to do so, the petitioners must travel to Beijing to file paperwork and wait an indefinite period to plead their case. Following the saga of a group of petitioners over the years of 1996 and 2008, Petition unfolds like a novel by Zola or Dickens. This was filmed surreptitiously from the point of view of the petitioners, and not the justice officials, the police, or those heavies sent by the municipalities.


Collections: Zhao Liang

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   China
Language:  English, 普通话
Release Date:  22 May 2009

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Production Companies:  Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA), CNC, YLE, BBC, Télévision Suisse-Romande, ARTE France Cinéma, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone

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Runtime:  2 h 00 min
103 min - Animation, Crime - 12 June 2010
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Piercing I is a 2010 Chinese animated film directed by Liu Jian. It won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 4th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Director:  Liu Jian
Writers:  Liu Jian
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Piercing I is a 2010 Chinese animated film directed by Liu Jian. It won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 4th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.


Collections: Liu Jian

Genres: Animation, Crime

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Country:   China
Language:  Chinese mandarin
Release Date:  12 June 2010

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Production Companies:  Le-Joy Animation Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 43 min

Pirated Copy (2004)

90 min - - 21 October 2004
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A portrait of contemporary Chinese society based on the ubiquitous illegal trade in pirated DVDs.

Director:  He Jianjun
Writers:  He Jianjun, Zi'en Cui

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A portrait of contemporary Chinese society based on the ubiquitous illegal trade in pirated DVDs.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  21 October 2004

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

PK.COM.CN (2008)

94 min - Drama - 14 March 2008
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The young and timid surgeon Zhang Wenli has lost contact with his best friend Ji Yinchuan after his study. He hopes to see the charismatic Ji Yinchuan at a reunion organized by his girlfriend, however he doesn't show up. Through flashbacks, where dream and reality are one, the relationship the three young ones had with each other during their study is slowly unraveled.

Director:  Jiang Xiao
Writers:  Jiang Xiao

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The young and timid surgeon Zhang Wenli has lost contact with his best friend Ji Yinchuan after his study. He hopes to see the charismatic Ji Yinchuan at a reunion organized by his girlfriend, however he doesn't show up. Through flashbacks, where dream and reality are one, the relationship the three young ones had with each other during their study is slowly unraveled.


Collections: Jiang Xiao

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  14 March 2008

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Runtime:  1 h 34 min

Plain Jane to the Rescue (1982)

86 min - - 21 October 1982
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Jane, with plain looks but a heart of gold, is always in between jobs. Once she gets a job, her knack for creating awkward situations immediately loses it for her. Ricky is her suitor, but he gets nowhere as the girl has no time for love. So Ricky goes along with her in job hunting. Somehow, Jane lands on a job as governess. Not to a child, but to an uncouth very old, very rich man who still wants to lead the life of his poor, uncivilized youth. His son is now running the old man's millions. He wants to bring up the father the civilized way. And he wants to take over the whole city through take-over deals. He is ruthless and has thrown thousands into the streets.

Director:  John Woo
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Jane, with plain looks but a heart of gold, is always in between jobs. Once she gets a job, her knack for creating awkward situations immediately loses it for her. Ricky is her suitor, but he gets nowhere as the girl has no time for love. So Ricky goes along with her in job hunting. Somehow, Jane lands on a job as governess. Not to a child, but to an uncouth very old, very rich man who still wants to lead the life of his poor, uncivilized youth. His son is now running the old man's millions. He wants to bring up the father the civilized way. And he wants to take over the whole city through take-over deals. He is ruthless and has thrown thousands into the streets.


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Release Date:  21 October 1982

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

Plastic China (2016)

86 min - Documentary - 20 November 2016
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This film tells a story about an unschooled 11-year-old girl Yi-Jie, she's a truly global child who learns the world through the United Nations of Wastes while working with her YI minority parents in this recycle workshop thousand miles away from their mountain village home town

Director:  Jiuliang Wang
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This film tells a story about an unschooled 11-year-old girl Yi-Jie, she's a truly global child who learns the world through the United Nations of Wastes while working with her YI minority parents in this recycle workshop thousand miles away from their mountain village home town


Collections: Jiuliang Wang

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  20 November 2016

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

Plastic City (2008)

118 min - Action, Foreign, Thriller - 1 January 2008
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Yuda, a Chinese immigrant, and his adopted son Kirin, who he saved being eaten by a tiger in the jungle, stand at the head of a massive pirated goods operation that brings in both money and influence. But their empire is crumbling, as corrupt politicians and rival gangs seek to end their power in the city. Yuda is soon got arrested and his dedicated son tries his best to save not just the family business, but his father's reputation.

Director:  Nelson Yu Lik-wai
Writers:  Fernando Bonassi

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Yuda, a Chinese immigrant, and his adopted son Kirin, who he saved being eaten by a tiger in the jungle, stand at the head of a massive pirated goods operation that brings in both money and influence. But their empire is crumbling, as corrupt politicians and rival gangs seek to end their power in the city. Yuda is soon got arrested and his dedicated son tries his best to save not just the family business, but his father's reputation.


Collections: Nelson Yu Lik-wai

Genres: Action, Foreign, Thriller

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Country:   Hong Kong,   Japan,   Brazil,   China
Language:  Japanese, Portuguese, 普通话
Release Date:  1 January 2008

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Production Companies:  Bitters End, Gullane Filmes, Novo Films, Sundream Motion Pictures, Xstream Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 58 min

Plastic Flowers (2004)

90 min - Drama - 15 September 2004
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Middle aged businesswoman Xie Chunhua is well-off but still leads a celibate life. In her plastic flower factory, she notices two young men: they have similar appearance, one plays flutes, and the other writes poems, entirely different from the rest of workers in the factory.

Director:  Bingjian Liu
Stars:  Liu Xiaoqing, Yin Zhi

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Middle aged businesswoman Xie Chunhua is well-off but still leads a celibate life. In her plastic flower factory, she notices two young men: they have similar appearance, one plays flutes, and the other writes poems, entirely different from the rest of workers in the factory.


Collections: Bingjian Liu

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  15 September 2004

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Platform (2000)

150 min - Drama, Foreign - 4 September 2000
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The movie is set in the remote chinese province of Fenyang, and spans the turbulent 1980s by following four performers in the state-run Peasant Culture Group. We see the group evolve from workers that are restricted to approved revolutionary classics that praise Chairman Mao, through performance of western classics, after china adopts an 'open door' policy, and the effects on their lives.

Director:  Jia Zhangke

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The movie is set in the remote chinese province of Fenyang, and spans the turbulent 1980s by following four performers in the state-run Peasant Culture Group. We see the group evolve from workers that are restricted to approved revolutionary classics that praise Chairman Mao, through performance of western classics, after china adopts an 'open door' policy, and the effects on their lives.


Collections: Jia Zhangke

Genres: Drama, Foreign

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Release Date:  4 September 2000

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Runtime:  2 h 30 min

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf 1 (2009)

85 min - - 16 January 2009
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Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf 1

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Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf 1


Tagline: Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf 1

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Release Date:  16 January 2009

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Runtime:  1 h 25 min

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf 2 (2010)

Animation - 29 January 2010
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Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (喜羊羊与灰太狼; Xǐ Yáng Yáng yǔ Huī Tài Láng "Pleasant Goat and Grey Big Wolf") is a Chinese animated television series created by Huang Weiming, Lin Yuting and Luo Yinggeng, and produced by Creative Power Entertaining.

Director:  Sung Pong Choo

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Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (喜羊羊与灰太狼; Xǐ Yáng Yáng yǔ Huī Tài Láng "Pleasant Goat and Grey Big Wolf") is a Chinese animated television series created by Huang Weiming, Lin Yuting and Luo Yinggeng, and produced by Creative Power Entertaining.


Collections: Sung Pong Choo

Genres: Animation

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  29 January 2010

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Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf 3 (2011)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy - 21 January 2011
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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  21 January 2011

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Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf 5 (2013)

- 23 January 2013
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Happy Sheep with Greedy Wolf

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Happy Sheep with Greedy Wolf


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Release Date:  23 January 2013

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Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf:The Movie (2009)

Comedy, Family, Animation - 16 January 2009
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Director:  Sung Pong Choo
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Collections: Sung Pong Choo

Genres: Comedy, Family, Animation

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  16 January 2009

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