Caught in the Web
Director: Chen Kaige
Screenplay: Chen Kaige, Tang Danian
Cinematography: Yang Shu
Cast: Gao Yuanyuan, Mark Chao, Hong Chen, Wang Xueqi, Yao Chen
Produced by New Classics Media Corporation, 21 Century Shengkai Film
2012 / Colour / 117 min / In Putonghua with Chinese & English subtitles
- Best Screenplay, China Film Directors’ Guild Awards 2012
An office lady (played by Gao Yuanyuan) finds out she has contracted an incurable disease. Feeling depressed, she refuses to give her seat to an elder. The scene is caught by a television station which blows the episode up to a headline. Under massive attacks from netizens, she is further implicated in misgivings that she might be a mistress of her boss. The head of the television’s news department (played by Yao Chen) pesters the poor lady endlessly and vows to track her down. Unexpectedly, she has already made clever arrangements on spending the last days of her life in a romantic and beautiful way.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
||Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
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