Big Shot's Funeral

19/05/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 19/05/2003
  |  96 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Satirical comedy set in modern-day China. World-famous film director Don Tyler (Donald Sutherland) is filming in China's Forbidden City when a creative drought hits and he is thrown off the picture by his studio boss (Paul Mazursky). His subsequent depression is only relieved by his unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck cameraman, YoYo (Ge You). Knowing that he is suffering from a terminal illness, Tyler asks his friend to plan a 'comedy' funeral for him - where people leave feeling happy, as they do at Chinese funerals of the elderly. When Tyler eventually falls into a coma, YoYo begins the complex task of granting Tyler's last wish. However, when the costs of this spectacular funeral spin wildly out of control, can YoYo hold it all together by selling prime ad space at this unique event to be televised around the world? And more importantly for YoYo, can he convince Tyler's lovely assistant Lucy (Rosamund Kwan) that he isn't just selling Tyler out to the highest bidder?