25 Kids and One Dad

25 Kids and One Dad

Running Time: 90 mins

In 25 Kids and One Dad, Huang Hong's directorial debut is a warm, touching comedy reminiscent of Zhang Yimou's latest films (Not One Less, Happy Times). It gives the viewer a sharp look at working-class conditions of rural China without sacrificing the delicate balance of comedy. Zhao Guang is a hard-working chicken farmer whose self-made life has led him to dedicate himself to running the orphanage at his native Chinese village. His success with children leads him to local celebrity status, including a speech on national television. When Zhao innocently announces that he hopes to be the father of all orphans, however, he finds himself flooded with scores of kids from all over the area looking for a dad. To save the village's honor and retain his model-citizen status, he has to watch over no less than twenty-five unruly children, each turning his life upside down. Huang Hong is regarded as a very famous comic actor in China and continues to inspire his peers. Winner of numerous prizes in China, 25 Kids and One Dad is a stirring and humorous expression of people's inner strength, as well as our aspirations to create a better world. - Fernando F. Croce

Director:
Huang Hong
Cinematographer:
Wang Xiaolie
Cast:
Huang Hong, Li Lin, Lei Kesheng, Siqin Gaowa, Yu Lan, Huang Zhaohan
Editor:
Zhou Xinxia
Producer:
Ni Wei, Zou Ling
Language:
Chinese with English subtitles