China-Underground Movie Database > Movies > Róbert I. Douglas > This is Sanlitun

This is Sanlitun

Share
Poster for the movie "This is Sanlitun"

This is Sanlitun (2014)

95 min - Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance - 12 April 2014
Your rating:
Not rated yet!

British sad sack Gary is a failed entrepreneur who has just arrived in Beijing's stylish Sanlitun district, allegedly to start a business. There are other reasons why he has uprooted himself — he's followed his ex-wife and young son, for one — but he soon finds out that China isn't the easiest place to succeed. Blissfully untouched by self-awareness, and only fitfully in tune with reality, Gary sallies forth to make money, armed with faith in himself and little to no knowledge of Chinese culture. He soon hooks up with Frank, a trust-fund kid from Australia who offers to mentor Gary in Eastern ways, although Frank's pedagogical method is restricted to yelling at Gary for being a Westerner and not being as "Chinese" as him.

Director:  Róbert I. Douglas

Storyline

British sad sack Gary is a failed entrepreneur who has just arrived in Beijing's stylish Sanlitun district, allegedly to start a business. There are other reasons why he has uprooted himself — he's followed his ex-wife and young son, for one — but he soon finds out that China isn't the easiest place to succeed. Blissfully untouched by self-awareness, and only fitfully in tune with reality, Gary sallies forth to make money, armed with faith in himself and little to no knowledge of Chinese culture. He soon hooks up with Frank, a trust-fund kid from Australia who offers to mentor Gary in Eastern ways, although Frank's pedagogical method is restricted to yelling at Gary for being a Westerner and not being as "Chinese" as him.


Collections: Róbert I. Douglas

Tagline: China is like a beer, if you don't like the taste you can just keep drinking

Details

Country:   Australia China Iceland
Language:  English
Release Date:  12 April 2014

Box Office

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Film Douglas & Li, Vintage Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 35 min

British sad sack Gary is a failed entrepreneur who has just arrived in Beijing’s stylish Sanlitun district, allegedly to start a business.