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Friday, 27 January 2017


Duckweed / Ride the Winds Break the Waves China Movie
Movie: Duckweed / Ride the Winds Break the Waves
Chinese Title: 乘风破浪 / Cheng Feng Po Lang
Release Date: January 28, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Time Travel
Language: Mandarin
Director: Han Han
Screenwriter: Han Han
Production Company: PMF Pictures, Orange Image, Bona Film
Executive Producer: Qian Rui, Yu Dong, Lu Jinbo
Producer: Xu Zheng, Li Wenwen, Yu Meng
Origin: China

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Xu Tailang, a racing driver who is misunderstood by his own father, accidentally embarks on a marvellous adventure through time to meet his parents when they were young.

Xu Tailang (Deng Chao) has always felt bad about his father's strong objections towards his racing career. During a near-death experience in the year 2022, he travels back in time to Tinglin town in 1998. He meets a group of friends who become like his brothers - video store owner Ah Zheng (Eddie Peng), programmer Xiao Ma (Dong Zijian), Liu Yi (Gao Huayang) and Ah Zheng's girlfriend Xiao Hua (Zhao Liying). They drink, make merry and also join hands to bring down the town bullies. Through this extraordinary experience, Ah Lang comes to have a better understanding of his own identity. 

Fun Facts

  • It is part of the Spring Festival movies in 2017.
  • It is the second film directed by Han Han after The Continent.
  • Director Han Han is a writer and professional car racer.
  • The filming ceremony was held in Dingzhazhen, Zhejiang in September 2016.
  • The cast started filming in October. Han Han announced on December 14, 2016 that filming has officially wrapped.
  • Deng Chao's character Xu Tailang is a tribute to Chinese racing driver Xu Lang who died on June 17, 2008 at the age of 32.
  • Deng Chao who just wrapped The Liquidator went straight to filming Duckweed without taking a break in between. 

Duckweed Deng Chao Deng Chao as Xu Tailang
Duckweed Eddie Peng Eddie Peng as A Zheng / Xu Zhengtai
Duckweed Zanilia Zhao Liying Zanilia Zhao Liying as Xiao Hua
Duckweed Dong Zijian Dong Zijian as Xiao Ma
Duckweed Shih Chieh King Shih Chieh King as Jin Suochang
Duckweed Jiao Shou Yi Xiao Xing Jiao Shou Yi Xiao Xing as She Yingshi
Duckweed Zhang Benyu Zhang Benyu as Luo Li
Duckweed Li Ronghao Li Ronghao as Huang Zhiqiang

Supporting Cast
  • Cheng Feng Po Lang Ge (乘风破浪歌) by Deng Chao & Han Han & Dong Zijian & Zack Gao Huayang (邓超&韩寒&董子健&高华阳)
  • Listen - Cheng Feng Po Lang Ge Zhi Nan Zi Han De Shi Yan (乘风破浪歌之男子汉的誓言) by Deng Chao & Eddie Peng & Han Han & Zanilia Zhao Liying (邓超&彭于晏&韩寒&赵丽颖)
  • Zai Yu Zhong (在雨中) by Han Han & Ting Dong Xiao Huo Ban (韩寒&亭东小伙伴)
  • Bie Song Wo (别送我) by Chen Hong Yu & Su Zi Xu & Liu Hao Lin & Han Luo (陈鸿宇&苏紫旭&刘昊霖&寒洛)
  • Yi Fang Tian De (一方天地) by Zhang Benyu (张本煜)

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