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A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)
"San qiang pai an jing qi" (original title)

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The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

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The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

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11 December 2009 (China)  »

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$35,033 (USA) (3 September 2010)

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$190,666 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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It's not my cup of Chinese tea.
29 September 2010 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop is acclaimed director Yimou Zhank's satire of the Coen Brothers' satire of film noir, Blood Simple. Although I am not a fan of Chinese humor because of its reliance on slapstick and hyperbole, it is filmed with a visual richness that Yimou has made his signature.

Older husband abuses younger wife, who is being adulterous with a handsome, cowardly servant. Her purchasing a gun sets in motion a series of revenge activities that flesh out the Coen's title.

The magnified close-ups and slow motion sequences accompanied by dazzling colors make a satisfying visual experience if the humor is just not that humorous.


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