Friday, February 16, 2007

Lost In Beijing (2007 film)

Lost In Beijing (苹果) is a 2007 Chinese drama film directed by Fang Li, starring Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) , Elaine Jin (金燕玲) , Tony Leung Ka-Fai (梁家輝) and Tong Dawei (佟大为)


  • Movie: Lost In Beijing / 苹果 (2007)
  • Director: Fang Li
  • Producer
  • Writer: Fang Li , Li Yu
  • Cinematography : Wang Yu
  • Music  : Peyman Yazdanian
  • Genre :  drama
  • Running time : 112 minutes
  • Release Date : February 16 , 2007 (Berlin)
  • Distributor: Films Distribution
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Country: China


Set against the frenzied backdrop of Beijing, where a fast growing economy has created a new class of urban socialites and nouveau riche, Lost in Beijing features four of Asian cinema's biggest stars, including Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Elaine Jin, Fan Bingbing and Tong Da Wei, who together fumble their way through a tragicomic ménage-a-quatre that left the Chinese censors blazing.
An-kun (Tong Da Wei) and his wife Ping-guo (Fan Bingbing) have built a modest living for themselves following their move to the capital from China's poorer northeast. An-kun works washing the windows of Beijing's skyscrapers while Ping-guo earns a decent wage as a masseuse at the Gold Basin Foot Massage Palace, a popular parlour owned by Dong (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), a rich middle-aged businessman who epitomizes China's new money-obsessed society.
When Ping-guo returns to the massage parlour following a liquid lunch break with one of her co-workers, Dong finds her sprawled across a couch in his office. Exploiting her drunken state, he awkwardly forces himself on her, not realizing that An-kun, atop his perch outside the office window, is a witness to what is happening. Seeing this as a moneymaking opportunity, An-kun decides to blackmail Dong either he pays or he gets brought up on charges for rape. But when Ping-guo learns that she's pregnant, the stakes get even higher.
In a brokered deal that includes An-kun, Ping-guo, Dong and Dong's wife Wang-mei (Elaine Jin), the fate of the child will join the two couples in an emotional game of tug of war, where the sides will split over money and revenge, but where love and redemption may rise above them all.








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