Red Corner

Synopsis: Jack Moore is an American attorney having talks in Bejing about founding the first satellite TV joint venture. Suddenly he is arrested, accused of murder and has to prove it was a frame-up together with his court-appointed attorney Shen Yuelin.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Jon Avnet
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  4 wins.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
30%
R
Year:
1997
122 min
16 Views

When I was a child,

I would come to this park and play.

My grandmother told me

why the bamboo is here.

She said,

"It is waiting for the wind to touch it. "

"It is filled with emotions. "

"Listen to the sound

and you can feel them. "

MINISTRY OF RADIO

FILM AND TELEVISON

The guy with the cigarette's the man.

Liu is his name. He decides what to buy.

So how are we doing ?

They got problems with the TV package.

That's why we flew you in.

Who's the competition ? The Germans ?

- Hoffmann came in yesterday.

- Right on time.

Showtime.

The director has real concerns

about your programmes. He says

they are pornographic,

violent, and superstitious.

As, of course, they are.

Have you Iost your mind ?

We've made a recommendation...

Your great Chairman Mao once said...

You'll have to excuse this pronunciation.

Yang Wei Zhong Yong.

"Use the West for Chinese purposes."

Is that true or am I mistaken ?

If our programming teaches your people

that America is imperfect,

often violent and prurient,

wouldn't that discourage

the pursuit of Western values ?

Maybe we can come to an understanding.

Let us talk among ourselves.

Xie xie.

- David !

- Nice work, Jack.

- They're buying the package.

- Great.

Minus The Brady Bunch.

Which deviates

from "One child per family".

Mr McAndrews, welcome.

- Dan.

- Hello, Jack.

Hi.

My father offers a thousand apologies

if he kept you waiting.

David McAndrews, welcome.

Mr Jack Moore.

Mr Lin.

PIease come in.

David is an old friend. He is

the first Western businessman I met

after my appointment to the Ministry

of Radio, Film and Television.

He convinced me that

not all foreigners have horns.

Only some. I ran into Gerhardt Hoffmann

in Beijing today.

Ah, yes, Mr Hoffmann. HoffCo Telekomm.

He gives the appearance

of tremendous enthusiasm.

My son told me how you softened

our very stubborn censor.

Yes, we reached a meeting of minds.

There are those in my government

who wish to severely Iimit the flow

of Western entertainment.

And there are those who are impatient,

who wish the floodgates released.

Like my son.

But there must be a happy medium.

We must proceed with balance.

Is this how you imagined China, Jack ?

Hao bu hao ?!

Hao !

Miao bu miao !

Miao !

Miao bu miao !

Miao !

Zai Iai eyige yao bu yao ?!

Yao !

- Miao bu miao ?!

- Miao !

What are they saying ?

"Is it good ?" "Is it great ?"

"Let's do it one more time, baby !"

Hao bu hao ?!

Hao !

Is this what your father would call

"proceeding with balance" ?

My father has power, but he rarely uses it.

But he'll use it for McAndrews.

I Iike your style, Jack.

The way you cut to the chase.

You do your homework.

Why do you need this deal

to happen so much ?

I want my son to grow up in a different

China than the one that exists today.

We could be an unbeatable partnership,

Jack. You and I.

Especially with my backers over there.

Yeah... We can talk about that

after the deal goes through.

Of course,

we can discuss this further tomorrow.

Tonight we celebrate the first

Chinese-American satellite joint venture.

How much ?

Hm ?

Oh, Dan paid for it.

Mine ?

Da bi zi.

This is what you call Americans.

You call them "big noses", don't you ?

Da bi zi.

These are great. These are really great.

Hen Hao.

Xie xie.

Do you mind ?

What have we got ? Maillol...

Henry Moore.

Rodin.

Correct ?

Yes, correct.

I should be getting you home.

Lips.

Shetou.

Tongue.

Breast.

Rufang.

What is it ? Who were you talking to ?

Meishi.

Meishi. Meishi... I know meishi.

Meishi means "It doesn't matter".

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