One Foot Off the Ground

Overview

Chinese filmmaker Chen Daming's ensemble comedy drama One Foot off the Ground opens with the plight a celebrated opera company, buckling under the weight of financial difficulties. When the troupe collapses for good, Daming cross-cuts between the lives of the laid-off performers, each of whom desperately attempts to pull in extra income with a "substitute job": one sells phony pure-bred dogs, another becomes implicated in questionable, underhanded business practices, a third shoots professional photographs for a ...
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Overview

Chinese filmmaker Chen Daming's ensemble comedy drama One Foot off the Ground opens with the plight a celebrated opera company, buckling under the weight of financial difficulties. When the troupe collapses for good, Daming cross-cuts between the lives of the laid-off performers, each of whom desperately attempts to pull in extra income with a "substitute job": one sells phony pure-bred dogs, another becomes implicated in questionable, underhanded business practices, a third shoots professional photographs for a living. Meanwhile, the dream of the opera company's reestablishment and reemergence lingers in all of their hearts. When a con artist turns up with the funds necessary to reestablish the ensemble, his cruel manipulation and willingness to quickly build up the hopes of everyone in the company throws the performers into a state of unbridled confusion, agony and despair.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • UPC: 507120853016
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Tai Seng
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Enhanced / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 95,456

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Xu Fan , Sumei
Li Yixiang , Ma San
Xiao Xiangyu , Dahong
Jin Hong , Sihai
Yao Lu , Liu Bing
Qiao Gesang Hongduo , Xiuju
Ren Silu Juhua,
Yu Genyi Dong,
Huo Lin
Zhang Ying
Wang Hong Wei
An Jing
Wang Ziyi
Technical Credits
Chen Daming Director, Screenwriter
Evan Chen Score Composer
Chris Lee Editor, Producer
Han Chunlin Production Designer
Lou Tai Duan Producer
Zhou Hanliang Editor
Alex Z. Jia Associate Producer
Sun Jiajun Art Director
Qiao Ling Co-producer
Mo Ran Costumes/Costume Designer
Wen Yu River Producer
Ma Shangyou Score Composer
Ada Y. Shen Co-producer
Yang Shu Cinematographer
Wang Xueyi Sound/Sound Designer
Bao Zhenjiang Asst. Director
Wang Zhonglei Producer
Henry Zhou Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- One Foot Off the Ground
1. Chapter 1 [8:12]
2. Chapter 2 [7:39]
3. Chapter 3 [7:35]
4. Chapter 4 [8:33]
5. Chapter 5 [8:43]
6. Chapter 6 [6:26]
7. Chapter 7 [8:15]
8. Chapter 8 [8:30]
9. Chapter 9 [8:43]
10. Chapter 10 [8:55]
11. Chapter 11 [11:45]
12. Chapter 12 [12:38]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- One Foot Off the Ground
   Play
   Setup
      Audio
         Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1
         Cantonese Dolby Digital 2.0
      Subtitles
         Traditional Chinese
         Simplified Chinese
         English
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   Chapters
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