Yi Ma De Hou Xian Dai Sheng Huo


1h 51m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Old-fashioned Ye Rutang, a single woman in her sixties, struggles to maintain a dignified life amid the dangers of Shanghai, a city that seems to have become the receptacle for all kinds of con men. The first to pull a scam on Ye is her twelve-year-old nephew Kuan-kuan. He moves to her old-fashioned

Film Details

Also Known As
Aunt's Postmodern Life, The, Postmodern Life of My Aunt
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Bona Film Group
Distribution Company
Bona Film Group; Golden Scene
Location
Shanghai, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

Old-fashioned Ye Rutang, a single woman in her sixties, struggles to maintain a dignified life amid the dangers of Shanghai, a city that seems to have become the receptacle for all kinds of con men. The first to pull a scam on Ye is her twelve-year-old nephew Kuan-kuan. He moves to her old-fashioned apartment after breaking a leg in an accident, but when he can't bear her stinginess, he runs away and pretends to have been kidnapped in order to get the ransom money. Then comes Pan Zhichang, an amateur opera singer, who tricks Ye into a relationship and steals most of her savings with a complicated swindle involving speculation in the price of cemetery plots.

Film Details

Also Known As
Aunt's Postmodern Life, The, Postmodern Life of My Aunt
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Bona Film Group
Distribution Company
Bona Film Group; Golden Scene
Location
Shanghai, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States September 2006

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (A Window on Asian Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 7-16, 2006.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Dragons and Tigers) September 28-October 13, 2006.

Based on the novel "Yi Ma De Hou Xian Dai Sheng Huo" written by Yan Yan.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Dragons and Tigers) September 28-October 13, 2006.)

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 7-16, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (A Window on Asian Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.)