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Big Shot's Funeral (also know as Da wan) full movie is released on Dec 21, 2001. Watch Big Shot's Funeral online - the Mandarin Comedy movie from China , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $51,059. Big Shot's Funeral is directed by Xiaogang Feng and created by Xiaogang Feng with You Ge and Rosamund Kwan.

Aged famed American director Don Tyler is in Beijing to film a big budget remake - in his mind, a more authentic Chinese cultural version - of The Last Emperor (1987). His Chinese-American assistant, Lucy, hires native Chinese and non-English speaker YoYo to be the cameraman for a behind the scenes documentary; YoYo is just to shoot whatever he sees with no editorializing. Part way through the filming, Tyler gets depressed and loses his artistic vision for the movie. Simultaneously, he learns that he is being fired. Tyler, YoYo and Lucy have a philosophical discussion on the similarities of the uplifting feeling of attending the funeral of the elderly and of comedy movies, after which Tyler requests from his new friend YoYo a "comedy funeral". After Tyler faints and goes into a coma, YoYo, thinking that Tyler is about to die, goes ahead with the planning of what he believes is Tyler's final wish, the comedy funeral to be bigger than Tyler's last movie. Because of the astronomical cost, YoYo and his funeral planner Louis Wang (an event promoter by trade), have to come up with some creative financing. Lucy, however, is certain that Tyler will come out of his coma, but still goes along with the funeral planning. But what will happen to YoYo and his plans if Tyler does awaken?

As know as:

Da wan, Înmormântarea şefului, El funeral del jefe, Big Shot's Funeral (2001), Un funeral de película

Release Date:

Jan 17, 2003


China, Hong Kong


Mandarin, English, Japanese

Stream Service:

Sony Pictures Classics

Production Companies:

China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Columbia Pictures

Gross worldwide:



Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
By American standards, the satire is about 50 years behind the times, but even accounting for cultural differences, the comedy is limp and the storytelling so inept as to provoke amazement.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 17, 2003
Jamie Russell
Fast disintegrates into a series of semi-coherent scenes.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 11, 2002

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