DirectorLu Yue ScreenplayLu Yue, Ping Shu LanguageMandarin
Release dateTemplate:Fil mdate WriterYue Lu, Ping Shu CastJing-ming Shi, Zhi-Hua Zhang, Yi-Nan Chen Similar moviesBeijing Bicycle (2001), Seventeen Years (1999), The Blue Kite (1993), East Palace - West Palace (1996), To Live (1994)
Mr. Zhao (simplified Chinese: 赵先生; traditional Chinese: 趙先生; pinyin: Zhào Xiānshēng) is a 1998 Chinese dark comedy film. It is the directorial debut of Lü Yue, already a well-established cinematographer for director Zhang Yimou.
Mr. Zhao tells the story of a philandering doctor living in Shanghai. His infidelity gets the best of him, however, when his mistress Tian Jing (Chen Yinan) announces she is pregnant, while his wife learns of his affair but refuses to grant a divorce.
Shi Jingming as the titular Mr. Zhao, a teacher of Chinese medicine.
Zhang Zhihua as his wife, a factory worker.
Chen Yinan as Tian Jing, his student and now pregnant mistress.
Mr. Zhao won the 1998 Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.
The film was also entered into competition at the 1999 Hong Kong International Film Festival and the 1998 AFI Fest in Los Angeles.