• Publication date: February 12, 2013

Big Shot's Funeral

Renowned American director Don Tyler is in Beijing to film his re-imagination of Bertolucci's Last Emperor. His Chinese assistant/ translator, Lucy, hires a cameraman, Yo Yo, to shoot a documentary about the 'making of' Tyler's film. But when Tyler's producer Tony fires him, he falls ill and pleads with Yo Yo to see him off with a 'comedy funeral'. Yo Yo discovers that they don't have the funds to pay for the funeral, so they start looking for sponsors...

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2001

MBC Max:

August 15, 2013 13:45 (KSA) ~ August 15, 2013 12:45 (CLT)

Renowned American director Don Tyler (Donald Sutherl;and) is in Beijing to film his re-imagination of Bertolucci's 'Last Emperor'. His Chinese assistant/ translator, Lucy (Rosamund Kwan), hires a cameraman, Yo Yo (Ge You), to shoot a 'fly-on-the-wall' documentary about the 'making of' Tyler's film. But when his producer Tony (Paul Mazursky) fires Tyler, he falls ill and pleads with Yo Yo to see him off with a 'comedy funeral'.

As Tyler slips into a coma Yo Yo discovers that they don't have the funds to pay for the funeral, but then his friend Louis King (Ying Da), a noted event promoter, has an amazing idea; to bring in corporate sponsors to fund Tyler's funeral. Soon dozens of multinationals are competing for advertising space in the would-be televised funeral- only catch is, Tyler might not be dying after all...

 

Starring:

  • Ge You
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Rosamund Kwan
  • Paul Mazursky
  • Christopher Barden
  • Ying Da

Directed by:  Xiaogang Feng

Rating:  PG for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity.