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The problem with the dead is that they all wanted someone to listen to them!

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To prevent misfortune, families find corpse brides for their deceased sons. They reinforce female skeletons with metal wires, dress them and bury them next to the man. Helen Bobat, 2017 oh! … background This film is centred around a traditional Chinese practice of marriage to dead people. In Chinese tradition, a ‘ghost marriage’ “pinyin” or “minghun” which literally mean ‘spirit marriage’, is a marriage in …

The Four III (2014)

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The power to investigate is a great public trust  Emanuel Celler oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The Four II and the third, The Four III followed in 2013 …

The Four II (2013)

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Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate  Marcus Aurelias oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The Four II and the third, The Four …

The Four (2012)

Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game. Blake Edwards oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The …

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal!

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After your death, you will be what you were before your birth Arthur Schopenhauer oh! … brief Bai Qian is a Qing Qiu goddess. This cdrama follows her three lives the worlds she exists in, the men who love her, and those who plot against her. oh! … talks drama Based on a xianxia novel (a written sub-genre of Wuxia that incorporates Taoist elements, such …

In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game …

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Of all the creatures ever made, Man is the most detestable. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain Mark Twain oh! … brief A teenage girl (Wei Wei) is left to run the family circus after her grandfather dies in the Great Sichuan earthquake. Unfortunately, when he dies, he leaves his granddaughter with a significant debt and …

Strike the head and the body will fall.

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In a sea of human beings, it is difficult, at times even impossible, to see the human as being Aysha Taryam oh! … brief A horrific battle between loyalists and rebels during the Taiping Rebellion (China 1860’s) has one sole survivor, General Qingyun. Wandering the barren land, as a man who has lost face after losing all his men in battle, he stops in a …