Big Shot's Funeral (2003)

Big Shot's Funeral
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime N/A
Genres Comedy, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lu Guoqiang Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Paul Duke Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Lao Yun Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Zhang Li Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Wang Danrong Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Zhou Ying Editor n/a 172 7000001
Wang Zhonglei Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Wang Zhongjun Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ge You Actor Yoyo 1 1000003
Paul Mazursky Actor Tony 1 1000002
Rosamund Kwan Actor Lucy 1 1000004
Ying Da Actor Louis 1 1000005
Feng Xiaogang Director n/a 2 2000001
Donald Sutherland Actor Don Tyler 1 1000001
Don Tyler is a world famous film director whose work has brought him a lifetime of accolades. Now he's in Beijing shooting an epic about the last emperor of China's Qing dynasty. In the midst of shooting an intense scene, he suddenly realizes that he can't go on with the film. His self-confidence has deserted him; he hasn't the slightest idea what his film is about anymore. He turns to his cameraman, Yoyo, for advice, but the two end up in long discussions about Buddhism and death. Meanwhile, studio boss Tony is pressuring Tyler to complete the film on time to honor a contractual negotiation, with Japanese distributors, that is worth millions of dollars. Tyler's luck takes a turn for the worse when he gets sick and falls into a coma. With the help of his promoter friend, Yoyo grants Tyler his last wish--before he slips into a coma--to give him a traditional "comedy funeral" as a joyful celebration of a life well lived. But the funeral plans get way out of hand and turn into a media circus beyond control and beyond their budgets--all of which becomes quite a problem when Tyler miraculously recovers.