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July 11, 2006

AND THEY CALLED HIM AN ARTFILM DIRECTOR

Ning Hao, director of MONGOLIAN PING PONG, has apparently woken up from his artistic nap for his black comedy, CRAZY STONE. He said he wanted to invent a new style of Chinese comedy and he's succeeded: the movie has been the number one Chinese movie of the first half of 2006, and in its second week it actually increased its business by 100% rather than falling off by 50% as is common.

Most impressively, the movie hasn't been pirated. No copies are available on the streets and none are available for download. Are Chinese pirates getting patriotic? Is it even true?

July 11, 2006 at 01:00 PM in News | Permalink

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the trailer and music video are up at andy lau's focus films:

http://www.focusfilms.cc/film/crazystone.htm

http://www.focusfirstcuts.com/


mm...looks less like a new chinese revolution, than a refinement of all the best lessons learned from HK (edmond pang gen), japan (sabu, katsuhito ishii), some recent korea, filtered through audience-endearing colloquial & local references. then again, nothing is completely new anymore, only the insatiable cycle of desire to consume.

Posted by: ed | Jul 11, 2006 1:27:13 PM

On a completely unrelated note (and because your mailbox is full), why no news about Jackie Chan's drunken orchestral performance?

Posted by: simon abrams | Jul 11, 2006 5:48:31 PM

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