Monthly Digest of Chinese Films | October, 2018

来源:AVTD China & CCTSS

作者:AVTD China & CCTSS



  Project Gutenberg (Mo Sung)


  Genre: Action & Adventure

  Length: 129 Min

  Release date:9/30/2018

  Screenwriter: Zhuang Wenqiang

  Director: Zhuang Wenqiang

  Starring: Chow Yun Fat, Aaron Kwok, Zhang Jingchu, Feng Wenjuan

  Produced by: Bona Film Group Limited

  Synopsis: The Hong Kong police is hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named “Painter” (Chow Yun-fat). 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 (Aaron Kwok) to assist in solving the case.


  Lost, Found


  Genre: Mystery & Suspense

  Length: 102 Min

  Release date: 10/5/2018

  Screenwriter: Qin Haiyan

  Director: Lv Yue

  Strarring: Yao Chen, Ma Yili, Yuan Wenkang, Wu Hanchen

  Produced by: Huayi Brothers Media Group

  Synopsis: Lawyer Li Jie is competing with her ex-husband for the custody of their daughter. She works hard to give her children a better life. Fortunately, her babysitter Sun Fang helps to take care of the daughter as if she was are her own. Until one day, Li Jie comes home to find Sun Fang and her daughter disappeared without warning, and her innermost fear became a reality. After being condemned by her family and suspected by the police, Li Jie, summons amazing courage to embark on a journey and start her own search.




  Genre: Action & Adventure

  Length: 115 Min

  Release date: 9/30/2018

  Screenwriters: Li Wei, Zhang Yimou

  Director: Zhang Yimou

  Starring: Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Hu Jun

  Produced by: Le Vision Pictures

  Synopsis: In Pei, a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander faces peril both inside and outside the palace walls. But he has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both Pei’s enemies and the King himself. In his obsessive quest for a long-sought victory over a rival kingdom, the commander must execute an intricate plan involving his wife, the Shadow, and the kings of both kingdoms, leading up to a stunning invasion unlike any seen before.


  Ash Is Purest White


  Genre: Drama & Romance

  Length: 141 Min

  Release date: 9/21/2018

  Screenwriter: Jia Zhangke

  Director: Jia Zhangke

  Starring: Zhao Tao, Liao Fan

  Produced by: Shanghai Film Group

  Synopsis: A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, Ash Is Purest White is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 postindustrial Datong before expanding out into an epic narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives and continues Jia Zhangke‘s body of work as a record of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations.


  Hello, Mrs.Money


  Genre: Comedy

  Length: 113 Min

  Release date: 09/30/2018

  Screenwriter: Qian Chenguang, Wu Yuhan

  Director: Wu Yuhan

  Strarring: Huang Cailun, Ai Lun, Song Yang, Lu Jingshan

  Produced by: Tian Jin Mao Yan Wei Ying Culture Media Co., Ltd.

  Synopsis: It is adapted from Mahua FunAge’s stage play of the same name. Li cha (Song Yang) is a poor boy, but his aunt (Lu Jingshan) is the richest woman in the world. They never meet each other before. In order to marry the daughter of a snobbish rich businessman, Li Cha begs his aunt to come out and introduce him. But he and his team mistakenly regard a male employee named Huang Canghai (Huang Cailun) as his aunt. For their own benefits, Huang Canghai, Li Cha and Liang Jierui (Ai Lun) form a group and Huang Canghai continues to disguise himself as the aunt. However, when the public begin to believe this trick and please “her”, the real one appears. From then on, a series of ironic stories happen...