China | 2004 | 125min | 35mm | COLOR | Drama | Musical
Partners in crime and passion, a ‘Bonnie-and-Clyde’ couple Wang Bo and Wang Li run into Xa Gen in a train station, a country bumpkin who believes that he lives in a world without theives. Contrary to his conviction, the train is full of theives, including Uncle Bill, a maestro of dexterousness who finds his match only in Bo. While Bill’s men are prowling after Gen’s sixtythousand yuan savings, Li takes it upon herself to be his protector, and Bo reluctantly drawn into this ironic battle of good and evil.
Born in Beijing, 1958. As one of China''s best commercial filmmakers, Feng Xiaogang, has been named as one of the ''Asian Stars of 2004'' by popular American magazine [Business Week]. After eight years as a scene painter with an army theatrical troupe, he found a job in the art department of a TV station. In 1991 he adapted a novel about contemporary Chinese immigrants'' lives in the United States and made it into the highly polylar TV series [Beijingers in New York], that established him as a director. From 1997 to 2000, Feng made a series of ''New Year Celebration Movies'' - < Dream Factory >, < Be There or Be Square >, < Sorry, Baby >, and < A Sigh >. His recent blockbuster < Cell Phone >(2003) properly promoted him into the world league of filmmakers.