added: Mon, Dec 24th '12
Hey, Asian cinema fans. Want to know the number-one movie in China right now? Well, you may be surprised with the answer, because it's a relatively low-budget comedy called "Lost In Thailand." And it just made headlines over the weekend when it shattered China's box-office records, beating out some impressive competition, including Jackie Chan's latest action-extravaganza "Chinese Zodiac."
Made for a little over 3 million dollars, the film stars Chinese comedian Xu Zheng (who also wrote, directed and produced the flick) as an ambitious businessman who's facing a serious company deadline while traveling through Thailand, but gets severely sidetracked when he encounters a moronic traveler (played by a blonde-haired actor Wang Baoqiang). EW described the movie as China's version of "The Hangover II." But from the looks of this English subtitled trailer (posted above), we say it falls more in line with Todd Phillips' other outrageous feature, the road comedy "Due Date." The film looks pretty entertaining, and will be interesting to see if it can land a US release date.
Lost in Thailand is the story of two rival business managers, Xu (Xu Zheng) and Bo (Huang Bo), who are fighting over a revolutionary new in-house technology for control of their company. If Xu wins, his future will be secured. The critical task is to secure control over the shares of the chairman, who is at a retreat in Thailand. Xu catches the first plane to Bangkok, where he meets the happy-go-lucky Wang (Wang Baoqiang), an unexpected travel companion who will open his eyes to life's true priorities. (via twitchfilm.com)
directed by Xu Zheng
starring Xu Zheng, Wang Baoqiang, Huang Bo
release date 2013