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Big Shot’s Funeral (Da Wan)

Part fable on life in modern China, part satire on the media age, but disappointing as neither stream of thought is developed any more than a passing premise for each that never changes throughout the film.

An American director collapses while filming in China, and the documentary camera operator filming his story, along with a sleazy media consultant, decide to sell advertising space at his funeral, prompting a media frenzy and a money spinner for both. The movie has a point, but as a story it keeps repeating itself and doesn't really go anywhere.

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