Stand Up, Don't Grovel!

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Looking for peace, quiet and privacy, a writer (Feng) and his wife move into a new apartment, only to find themselves sandwiched between conservative communist-party cadre Liu (Da) on one side and bolshie entrepreneur Zhang (Niu) on the other. Simmering tensions erupt when Zhang turns his apartment into a fish farm and strange moulds start appearing on the walls. Huang's delicious comedy (inaugurating his 'urban attitude' trilogy) is also a pitiless satire. It gets as much mileage out of the rise of get-rich-quick freelancers and the endemic spinelessness of China's intellectuals as it does out of the communists' waning sense of their own correctness and authority.


Release details

115 mins

Cast and crew

Huang Jianxin
Huang Xin
Niu Zhenhua
Feng Gong
Da Shichang
Zhang Lu
Fu Lili
Liu Xiaohua
Ma Shuanqing