Hot pot film aims to be hot box-office
Updated: 2016-03-22 11:26
By Xu Fan(chinadaily.com.cn)
Comedy Chongqing Hot Pot's poster shown at Times Squre. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Set in southwestern China's Chongqing, the feature movie revolves on the adventures of three best friends, whose failed effort to run a hot pot restaurant leads to a gang crime — the three rob a local bank.
Produced by Taiwan thriller film veteran Chen Kuo-fu, the film is the second feature of up-and-coming director Yang Qing.
Yang, a Chongqing native, says the local geography with lots of bomb shelters and the hotpot culture inspired the story. Much of the cinematography was taken in underground locations.
Led by award-winning actor Chen Kun, the cast also boasts actress Bai Baihe and actors Qin Hao and Yu En’tai.
The movie will be released across the Chinese mainland on April 1.
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