The Gods Must Be Funny In C H I N A


Also Known As:
     Gods Must Be Funny in China
     Gods Must Be Crazy IV
     Fei zhou chao ren - Mandarin
     Fei jau chiu yan - Cantonese



This movie has been illegally marketed as The Gods Must be Crazy V. Yet when the movie opens to the title page, there is a clear statement saying that this is The Gods Must be Crazy 4. There must be something special about being the fourth of the series. Well, I guess that nothing needs to be simple in the world of the Gods.

This is another strange movie.

For some reason, never made totally clear, N!xau is stranded in mainland China. It had something to do with having attended the All-China conference in Swaziland.

Anyway, he is working to earn enough to get home by running around the city carrying a giant Coke bottle. Meanwhile a racing team is in training for an upcoming race. They see how fast N!xau runs and want him to join their team. After the usual slapstick he does.

The race is to be along the top of the Great Wall for hundreds of miles and then through the Panda reserve.

The bad guy is trying to capture a Panda for himself.

From that you can pretty well judge the remainder of the plot. N!xau, the race team and the pretty young Chinese girl that is the panda trainer have to fight off the bad guys, rescue the panda, and of course win the race.

Combined with the plot, of course, is the usual slapstick comedy pratfalls. This is, in my opinion, the weakest of all of the Gods Must be Crazy movies.

Links

Amazon.com - DVD
Internet Movie Database

Cover Art, English Language VCD

This movie was first put out in VCD format. This is an earlier format than the current DVD and not as good, it can be played on most DVD players, and on a PC (suggest X-VCD Player software - Free from www.xequte.com). Now it has been converted to DVD format.

It appears, however, that the DVD was simply converted from the VCD. This is unfortunate because the quality of the DVD would have been much better if it had been made from the original. But perhaps the original is lost.

Cover Art, Chinese Language VCD

This disk is in VCD format. This is an earlier format than the current DVD, it can be played on most DVD players, and on a PC (suggest X-VCD Player software - Free from www.xequte.com). From the XEQUTE home page click on Products then at the bottom of the products page click on More Software, and from that page click on X-VCD Player and then on Download.

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