Happy Times (2000)

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    Rating: 7.5/10 1,822 votes
    Runtime: 102
    Language: Mandarin (English softsubs)
    Country: China
    Color: Color

    Director: Zhang Yimou
    Benshan Zhao ... Zhao
    Jie Dong ... Wu Ying
    Lifan Dong ... Stepmother
    Biao Fu ... Little Fu
    Xuejian Li ... Li
    Qibin Leng ... Wu Ying's Stepbrother
    Ben Niu ... Old Niu
    Jinghua Gong ... Aunty Liu
    Hongjie Zhang ... Lao Zhang
    Bingkun Zhao ... Lao Bai

    Description: Zhao is an aging bachelor who hasn't been lucky in love. Thinking he has finally met the woman of his dreams, Zhao leads her to believe he is wealthy and agrees to a wedding far beyond his means. Zhao's best friend Li hatches the idea to raise the money by refurbishing an abandoned bus, which they will rent out by the hour--the Happy Times Hotel--to young couples starved for privacy. Unfortunately, this plan goes awry because Zhao is too old fashioned to allow the couples to leave the bus door closed. Meanwhile, Zhao's fiancee introduces him to her spoiled son and beautiful blind stepdaughter Wu Ying, whom she sees as a burden. To be rid of the girl, she insists that Zhao take her to the Happy Times Hotel and give her a job. Zhao reluctantly agrees, then creates a series of deceptions to keep the girl occupied, including setting her up as a masseuse and enlisting his friends to pretend to be her customers. Everything that is happening between Zhao and Wu is superficially about trickery, but gradually a very real empathy grows between the young woman and the old man. Written by Sujit R. Varma

    Rar Password: None
    There are Spanish subs in rar file included but seems to me that timing is wrong.
    Anyway, English subs here:
    or: http://www.ziddu.com/download/2554984/Hpytimes.srt.zip.html

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