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Back to Back, Face to Face


The inner workings of Chinese bureaucracy are sliced open in this cutting Hong Kong satire. Wang is the ambitious assistant director of the Cultural Center in Xi'an. Though an excellent manipulator who is respected and admired by his staff, Wang cannot seem get promoted. Wang and his staff are outraged when the newly vacant director's post is filled by Old Ma, an old-fashioned Communist cadre member. They immediately begin devising plots to get Old Ma out of the office and into a new post. They succeed...more