China Lion Film Distribution has announced that it has acquired the Xu Zheng/Huang Bo starrer Breakup Buddies at the Toronto International Film Festival from leading independent film financing, sales and distribution company IM Global for North America and Australia/New Zealand. The Mandarin language film is directed by noted Chinese comedy director Ning Hao (Crazy Stone, Crazy Racer, No Man’s Land) and reunites Xu Zheng and Huang Bo in their first comedy since the massive Mainland hit that was Lost in Thailand.
The film will be released in theaters on October 2nd in Australia and New Zealand and October 3rd in the United States and Canada.
The film, which co-stars Zhou Dongyu, finds Gene Hao (Huang Bo) heartbroken after a divorce, leading to a night of heavy drinking followed by a visit to the hospital. His best friend, Hao Yi (Xu Zheng), breaks him out and the two proceed on a cross country road trip from Beijing to Shanghai to Dali in Southwest China, seeking out new women to make them forget their troubles. Along the way, they encounter a motley crew of interesting personalities as they unwittingly find real meaning in life.
Breakup Buddies was produced by Injo Films Limited, Beijing Asian Union Culture & Media Investment, Ltd., Beijing Galloping Horse Film Co. Ltd., China Film Co. Ltd., Beijing Shine Land Culture, Beijing Talent International Film Company Limited, Beijing Skywheel Entertainment Co. Ltd., HuangBo Studio.