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Big Shot's Funeral (2001)
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Big Shot's Funeral (2001)
Original name: 大腕
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director's wish to have a grand "comedy funeral". To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies around the world. But wait...is Don getting better?
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, epic, realistic, suspense, documentary filmmaking
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, rise to the top, showbiz, rivalry, midlife crisis, friendship, recovery, dying, funeral, workplace intrigue, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, mafia, angel, fight, children, money, medicine, motorcycle, depression, reincarnation, death, divorce, doctor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, satire, actor and actor's life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Big Shot's Funeral: Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000), No Shame (2001), What Just Happened (2008), My Name Is Fame (2006), The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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No Shame (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
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Place: madrid, spain, europe
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What Just Happened (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Duration: 118 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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