In the film, Huang Bo portrays a man down on his luck who tries his utmost to propose to a young cellist portrayed by Lin Chiling.
According to the report, four minutes of war scenes were cut prior to the screening in order to meet the demands of foreign audiences. "Foreign audiences want to see an intensive story," Zhang said, "To meet their interests we altered it so that the story develops faster than the original version."
Chinese netizens were unimpressed with Ni Ni's first appearance on the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival. Ni Ni was inexplicably absent from the Golden Globes in the US earlier this year. Zhang Yimou was accompanied at that time with little-known actress Han Xiting.
Ni Ni in Dior
Ni Ni in an ill-fitting red dress
Christian Bale, Zhang Yimou, Ni Ni
Zhang Doudou (2r), Tong Dawei
Poster for "Crazy Stupid Thief" opening March 1
The film is said to be about a group of stupid thieves fighting over a large estate. According to the film's website on Sina, the director is Li Kai ("Who Killed Paul the Octopus?", assistant director on "Crazy Stone").
Stills of Nick Cheung in a fight scene from "Nightfall"
Angelababy and Mark Chao attended the trailer release for "The First Time" in Beijing on Valentine's Day.