Small-town policeman Ma Shan wakes up one morning to discover that his gun is missing. During his search, things take a sinister turn when his first love turns up dead and the bullet appears to be from his gun.
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Jiang Wen stars in his third directorial work that boasts a stellar cast including Joan Chen, Anthony Wong and Jaycee Chan. A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, ... See full summary »
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang
Nice plot, Nice photography, but no better than original novel
For those who have not read the original novel by Jin, I highly recommend whom to do it. It is one of the best one I have ever read. Wei Zhao in the movie is a female graduate, blind dating with Wen Jiang. (female graduate in China is the symbol of unisex nerd). She actually lives totally different life at daytime (normal graduates) and at night (serving at a night club). She talks her night life story as her friend's to attract Wen, and finally Wen realizes it and loves her. The movie just shows the poor situation those female graduate in China. They are totally ignored by men and cannot find love. I like the photography, although it disturbs the plot. Wei is one of the best actress in China, if not the best.
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