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The Black Cannon Incident (1986)

Hei pao shi jian (original title)
he engineer Zhao Shuxin liked playing chess very much. Once during his business journey, he lost the black cannon chessman.

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Zifeng Liu ...
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Gerhard Olschewski ...
Hans Schmidt
Fengliang Yang ...
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he engineer Zhao Shuxin liked playing chess very much. Once during his business journey, he lost the black cannon chessman.

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A too-restrained satire
5 February 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

"The Black Cannon Incident" is a very cautious attempt at political satire; while it extracts a few laughs from the spiraling misunderstandings caused by a mysterious telegram sent by a technical translator, there is also an awful lot of tedium, at least for this Western viewer.


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