Diligent netizens have exposed a six year long scandalous coverup : Fan Bingbing wasn't actually naked in ' Lost in Beijing '. Gan, who was reportedly a drama student at the time , does bear a great resemblance to Fan , and the role was reportedly something of a breakout one for her, like when Joey served as Al Pacino's butt-double in 'Friends'. Don't worry Fan, you'll always have a place in our hearts for your utterly forgettable, pointless cameo in the Chinese edition of 'Iron Man 3'. Sign up to get the entertainment, lifestyle and event news from That's China every week!
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Film Distribution, which is handling world sales, apparently screened the same uncut version to critics Friday as had been shown to buyers at the Berlin Market earlier in the week. The film, which was in competition at the recently ended festival, deals with the rape of a young woman by her boss, her subsequent pregnancy and a tussle over who ends up with the baby. Curiosity based on the censorship controversy might boost interest in the film, but otherwise it will linger mostly at festivals and art houses. At an office party, she gets drunk, and her even drunker boss, Lin Dong Tony Leung , makes a heavy pass that leads to rape. Furious, the husband attacks the boss but ends up taking out his anger on his wife.
The first of three collaborations with Chinese megastar Fan Bingbing , the film was mired in controversy at the time of its release. Fortunately, the uncut presentation managed to be screened internationally and found distribution overseas as well. Lost in Beijing concentrates its story around two couples who are entwined by an unfortunate circumstance. A young couple in Beijing live meagre existences — the husband, An Kun Tong Dawei works as a window washer while his wife, Liu Pingguo Fan Bingbing works as a masseuse. But after some heavy drinking, Pingguo stumbles into a hotel room where her boss, womanising Lin Dong, Tony Leung Ka-fai finds her and tries to rape her. It is soon learned afterwards that Pingguo is suddenly pregnant which only further complicates the problems of everyone involved. Lost in Beijing opens with a young woman, filmed from behind, who navigates her way around a hotel. The performers are still largely good in their roles however. Each character in the film has a lonely moment of crises which is achingly displayed by the acting talent present on screen. Fan Bingbing, who more recently has been seen in high-profile blockbusters, is especially quite magnetic in her role.
You can see why, on a couple of counts. Pingguo Fan Bingbing works in a foot massage parlor owned by a hard-driving, supremely vulgar entrepreneur named Lin Dong Tony Leung Ka-fai. She gets drunk one day and her boss takes advantage of her. Everything changes with the big twist: Pingguo finds herself pregnant. Her husband sees this as yet another financial opportunity to hold against Lin Dong. Strangely enough, the boss man sees it as an opportunity, too. Even the creation of a new life is just another economic issue. One suspects that this, rather than the handful of sex scenes, is what got the movie officially dissed by the Chinese authorities. Does the film itself really justify the fuss?