2016   China I Am Not Madame Bovary
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Director:Xiaogang Feng
Studio:Beijing Skywheel Entertainment Co.
Writer:Zhenyun Liu
IMDb Rating:6.8 (337 votes)
Awards:5 wins & 4 nominations
Genre:Comedy
Duration:128 min
Languages:Mandarin
IMDb:5918090
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Xiaogang Feng  ...  (Director)
Zhenyun Liu  ...  (Writer)
 
Bingbing Fan  ...  
Chengpeng Dong  ...  Wang Gongdao (as Da Peng)
Wei Fan  ...  Guo Nong (as Fan Wei)
Xiaogang Feng  ...  Narrator
Tao Guo  ...  Zhao Datou
Zonghan Li  ...  Qin Yuhe (as Li Zonghan)
Hua Liu  ...  Lao Hu (as Liu Hua)
Hewei Yu  ...  Zheng Zhong (as Yu Hewei)
Jia-yi Zhang  ...  Ma Wenbin (as Zhang Jiayi)
Yi Zhang  ...  Jia Congming (as Zhang Yi)
Lixin Zhao  ...  Shi Weimin (as Zhao Lixin)
Wei Du  ...  Composer
Pan Luo  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: A little panic at first re: the circular aspect ratio, but it really works. A beautifully framed film. Fan Bingbing gives a wonderfully natural performance but she's no Gong Li. As a sort of updated Story of Qiu Ju, the comparison is unavoidable. There's a lot of expository dialog that moves at a grandfatherly pace, but I never really understood how this woman was such a thorn in everybody's side. Since the culturally twisted justice she was seeking is a great story idea I let that slide and just basked in this two hour moving painting.

Summary: Li Xuelian, a woman from the countryside is falsely accused by her husband of having an affair. To defend herself, Li moves from her small town to the big city until she reached the capital.


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