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"The Promise" Director Upset with Parody

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 14, 2006 at 11:22AM

Chinese director Chen Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine"), attending the Berlin International Film Festival with his epic "The Promise," is not pleased with a parody of his movie that has appeared online. "A Murder Sparked by a Chinese Bun," by "Internet prankster Hu Ge ... expands on the movie's premise that one of its main characters turned evil because he was cheated out of a Chinese bun as a child." Kaige called the movie immoral and has asked his lawyer to explore legal options. The AP reports.
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Chinese director Chen Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine"), attending the Berlin International Film Festival with his epic "The Promise," is not pleased with a parody of his movie that has appeared online. "A Murder Sparked by a Chinese Bun," by "Internet prankster Hu Ge ... expands on the movie's premise that one of its main characters turned evil because he was cheated out of a Chinese bun as a child." Kaige called the movie immoral and has asked his lawyer to explore legal options. The AP reports.