Bamboo Shoots (2007)

Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - China   |  
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

A naïve older gentleman attempts to save both himself and his entire village from complete humiliation by intercepting a care package to township officials that contains a most inappropriate New Year's gift in producer/writer/editor/director Jian Yi's playful satire of petty politics. Old Yang (Wang Jianbao) is a fifty-something commoner who mistakes a prophylactic for a preservative and respectfully throws it in along with some bamboo shoots being sent to township officials as a New Years gift. Upon realizing the true purpose of the presumed preservative, the desperate Old Yang embarks on a Quixotic quest to retrieve the errant package before it reaches its intended destination.