WriterLi Xiaoming, Shi Kang Release dateDecember 21, 2001 (2001-12-21) ScreenplayFeng Xiaogang, Shi Kang, Li Xiaoming CastGe You (YoYo), Rosamund Kwan (Lucy), Donald Sutherland (Tyler), Ying Da (Louis Wang), Paul Mazursky (Studio boss), Zhang Hanyu Similar moviesRelated Feng Xiaogang movies
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A renowned filmmaker (Donald Sutherland) befriends a cameraman (You Ge) and embraces Buddhism while making a movie in China.
Big Shots Funeral (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally: "Big Wrist", Mandarin colloquialism for "big shot") is a 2001 Chinese comedy film directed by Feng Xiaogang.
The film stars Ge You, Rosamund Kwan and Donald Sutherland.
Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director's wish to have a grand "comedy funeral". To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies around the world. But wait...is Don getting better?
World renowned American film director Rob Tyler (played by Donald Sutherland) is shooting a remake of The Last Emperor in the Forbidden City, Beijing. The directors assistant Lucy, a Chinese American (Rosamund Kwan), hires a Beijing cameraman named YoYo (Ge You) to shoot a "making of" documentary. The director discovers he has ailing health and is booted by the films producer from the shoot. After witnessing a Chinese funeral for the elderly, Tyler tells YoYo he wants to have a similar "comedy funeral". Soon afterwards the American director falls into a coma. YoYo is officially allowed to plan Tylers funeral and he enlists the help of a businessman friend to attract as many sponsors as the funeral process would permit.