A comedic fable about culture clash and finding your way amidst the dizzying change of the modern world. Big Shot's Funeral spins the story of two men who find that their friendship and spiritual connection transcends the language barrier -- most of the time.
Don Tyler (Donald Sutherland) is a world-renowned film director whose work has brought him a lifetime of accolades. Now he's in Beijing shooting an epic about the last emperor of China's Qing dynasty. In the midst of shooting an intense scene portraying one of the emperor's concubines giving birth, he suddenly realizes he can't go on with the film. His self-confidence has deserted him and he hasn't the slightest idea what his picture is about. His assistant (Kwan) hires down-and-out camerman YoYo (Ge) to take the reins.
Original Languages: Mandarin/English
Genre: Comedy, World Cinema
Running Time: 100 min.