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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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Credited cast:
Honglei Sun ...
Xiao Shen-Yang ...
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Ni Yan ...
Wang's wife
Dahong Ni ...
Ye Cheng ...
Zhao
Mao Mao ...
Chen
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The Captain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ran Cheng ...
Male Prisoner
Julien Gaudfroy ...
Persian trader
Shuo Huang ...
Male Prisoner
Wenting LI ...
Female Prisoner
Sisi Wang ...
Female Prisoner
Xiaojuan Wang
Na Wei ...
Persian Woman
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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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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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11 December 2009 (China)  »

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A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop  »

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

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$190,666 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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16 February 2010 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

It starts just as a spaghetti western, but then comes a parody of spaghettis and samurai films with minimal use of dialogue and excessive extravaganza of imagery. While the scope of the film seems unbelievable, a little, simple story revolving some stupid stereotypes is going on. Starting with buying an imported gun, the premise recalls the emergence of modernism in traditional, moralist society as it happens in too many samurai ventures, but the concept is contrarily based on the consequences of reliance on such bad habits as greed and jealousy. Not as promising as his RAISE THE RED LANTERN and JU DUO, not inspiring as his LA VIE and HERO, Zhang Yimou's A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP is an eccentric experience by a cineaste assumed as a master: crazy, wild and frantic, but not trying to tell a story in the size of epic…


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