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Happy Times

Zhao Benshan, Dong Jie & others. Zhang Yimou, director
Item #: D78072
Format: DVD
Publisher: Sony Pictures Classics
ISBN: 0767882997
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Rating: PG
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From acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou comes this heartwarming 2002 comedy about Zhao (Zhao Benshan), an aging bachelor who, after being jilted 18 times, agrees to marry an unpleasant, domineering divorcée (Dong Lifan). To raise money for the expensive wedding she insists upon, Zhao converts a derelict bus into a discreet hideaway where couples can rendezvous. But when Zhao's fiancée insists that he find her blind daughter Wu Ying (Dong Jie) a job at his Happy Times Hotel, the desperate bachelor and abused, unwanted daughter find themselves forming an emotional friendship that is as touching as it is unlikely. In Mandarin with English subtitles.


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