The Christian Science Monitor reports on an underground spoof of a big-budget Chinese film, The Promise, by a famous director. The film flopped and many Chinese were very disappointed in it. The parody, A Murder Caused By A Mantou, is a collage of material from the film along with other sources like rap music and a Chinese legal news tv program, and became hugely popular on the internet.
Using satiric elements similar to Monty Python and the Simpsons, the spoof has flooded cyberspace in unanticipated and unstoppable waves. And in a culture where there is scant public lampooning, the video has brought intense debates, smiles - and serious threats of legal action.
(thanx josé)Posted by steev at March 13, 2006 06:19 PM