Monthly Digest of Chinese Films | November, 2018

来源:AVTD China & CCTSS

作者:AVTD China & CCTSS




  E.T. Sad Paradise


  Genre: Science Fiction, Cult

  Length: 105 mins

  Release date: 2018-12-02

  Screenwriter: Zhang Xiaosha

  Director: Zhang Xiaosha

  Strarring: Luo Siwei

  Produced by: Factory Gate Films

  Synopsis: A villager stumbles across an alien‘s corpse. Convinced it is somehow related to his missing son, the villager doggedly guards his mysterious new find.



  The Pluto Moment


  Genre: Drama

  Length: 110 mins

  Release date: 2018-12-07

  Screenwriter: Zhang Ming, Gong Yuxi

  Director: Zhang Ming

  Strarring: Wang Xuebing, Liu Dan, Miya Muqi, Zeng Meihui, Li Xinran

  Produced by: Yongbai Culture Media Co., Ltd.

  Synopsis: Loosely based on The Tale of Darkness, a traditional song of mourning, the film follows Wang Zhun, a director in search of inspiration for his new script, as he embarks on an unpredictable trek across China’s remote Shennongjia mountains in Hubei province with an urbane producer, Ding Hongmei; a young actor named Bai; and his loyal photographer, Du Chun. The journey delivers a relentless series of unexpected physical hardships and subtle emotional ebbs and flows on the protagonists.



  The Shadow Play


  Genre: Suspense

  Length: 129 mins

  Release date: 2018-11-09

  Screenwriter: Mei Feng, Qiu Yujie, Ma Yingli

  Director: Lou Ye

  Strarring: Jing Boran, Ma Sichun, Qin Yu, Song Jia, Chen Yuxi, Edison Chen

  Produced by: Nai An

  Synopsis: Tang Yijie, the Construction Committee Director, falls off from rooftop and dies in a demolition riot. Yang Jiadong, a young police officer starts his investigation and finds that Tang’s death is tied up with another case several years ago. Soon he is framed and suspended from duty, but he never gives up. He escapes to Hong Kong, where he meets the daughter of the deceased victim. With the help of Xiao Ruo, Yang Jiadong continues to seek for the truth, but finds himself falling into an entrapment of love.



  A Cool Fish


  Genre: Drama

  Length: 100mins

  Release date: 2018-11-16

  Screenwriter: Rao Xiaozhi, Lei Zhilong

  Director: Rao Xiaozhi

  Strarring: Chen Jianbin, Ren Suxi, Pan Binlong, Zhang Yu, Wang Yuhui 

  Produced by: Emperor Motion Pictures

  Synopsis: Cop-turned-security guard Ma Xianyong finds himself in a criminal twilight zone when two unrelated events turn his world upside down. The mysterious disappearance of his boss has implications for his financial security. Even more perilous is the abduction of his paralyzed sister who, unknown to Ma, makes a morbid deal with her captors.



  Kill Mobile


  Genre: Drama

  Length: 90 mins

  Release date: 2018-12-29

  Screenwriter: Li Wei, Wang Si, Wang Huan

  Director: Yu Miao

  Strarring: Tong Dawei, Ma Li, Huo Siyan, Qiao Shan, Tian Yu, Dai Lele, Meng Mengyao

  Produced by: Xinli Media Co., Ltd., Shanghai White Whale Film Co., Ltd.

  Synopsis: This film is a Chinese version of Perfect Strangers. Seven long-time friends are having a dinner. They decide, as a playful game, to put each one‘s mobile phone on the table and reveal every text message or phone call they would receive that evening, to prove that nobody has anything to hide. Hilarity and drama ensue together as everyone’s secrets are unveiled and the seven friends find themselves perfect strangers to each other. Many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.