Fake DVD Sold Out

Post modern life of my aunt movieWe bought the movie “The post modern life of my aunt” in the dvd shop around the corner.

The sales lady asked for 13 Renminbi. A bit high but she explained the illegal copies were sold out.

This was the real version, she told us and of course we believed her.

On a side note, the movie is quite good.

From the review in Variety:

Based on a popular novel, Ann Hui’s “The Postmodern Life of My Aunt” turns its affectionate gaze on a woman of

humble origins from the provinces struggling to carve out a dignified life in the unaccommodating urban tangle

of Shanghai, where seemingly everyone is focused on personal profit.

Personally I felt sad after watching it. More than about the greed in the current China society it is about

loneliness, whether in Shanghai, or later on in Dongbei (Manchuria) where the main character is actually among


Danwei has a piece on the movie and postal modernism in the cinema

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2 Responses to “Fake DVD Sold Out”

  1. Chinabounderess
    April 4th, 2007 14:19

    LOL yeah right it was real. people tend to say that

    My blog about having fun in Shanghai

  2. Ben
    April 11th, 2007 05:22

    Well, regarding fake DVD, I believe that other countries had made an appeal to WTO for further restrictions by the Chinese Goverment

    Never heard of that film. ^^

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