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Thursday, 11 February 2021

Dreams of Getting Rich

Dreams of Getting Rich China Movie
Movie: Dreams of Getting Rich
Chinese Title: 发财日记 / Fa Cai Ri Ji
Broadcast Website: Tencent, iQIYI, Youku
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Genre: Comedy
Language: Mandarin
Director: Song Xiaobao
Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding
Origin: China
Film Editor: Wenders Li- Li Tung Chuen

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

It tells the story of two poor guys who leave their hometown in the northeast with dreams of getting rich and goes south to pan for gold. However, their simplistic nature coupled with a series of near misses ignites a touching and comedic story that depicts their struggles. Along the way, they come face to face with female entrepreneur Ma Lu and happily raise a kid.

Set against the backdrop of China’s reform and opening up of trade and investment in the early 1990s, Xiao Bao (Song Xiaobao) follows his best bud Second Brother (Sha Yi) to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. Both hailing from tthe same rural village, they dream to make something out of themselves one day. However, the unexpected arrival of a baby puts a wrench in their plans. Suddenly, the two clueless guys are rookie dads who are trying to raise a baby. They also encounter Ma Lu (Ma Li) whose unmarried despite her age. She may seem cold but she's a warm-hearted woman. In order to pursue the apple of his eye, the poor boy is determined to get rich.

Fun Facts

  • It was scheduled for a Chinese New Year 2021 premiere on the 3 major video platforms iQIYI, Youku and Tencent.
  • It is actor-comedian Song Xiaobao's directorial debut. On November 30, 2017, he took to social media to talk about his dream to make the movie.

Dreams of Getting Rich Song Xiaobao Song Xiaobao
Dreams of Getting Rich Ma Li Ma Li
Dreams of Getting Rich Sha Yi Sha Yi
Dreams of Getting Rich Zhang Yishan Zhang Yishan
Dreams of Getting Rich Xiao Yang Xiao Yang
Dreams of Getting Rich Ai Lun Ai Lun
Dreams of Getting Rich Wong Cho-lam Wong Cho-lam

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