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  • "For the U.S. market, what primarily does well are your martial arts action films. ... Usually they have simplified stories. It's all about visual effect. They're just easier to consume as far as with the fanboys," she said, adding that China is making fewer and fewer such movies.

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  • Pfardrescher added that for "a lot of Chinese films that I see there is this assumption that Americans know maybe the history or the political humor or something, but unfortunately we don't.

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