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The Black Cannon Incident (1986)
"Hei pao shi jian" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  13 March 1989 (Japan)
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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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