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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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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
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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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Coen brothers do not translate
19 July 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Yimou Zhang (Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, and the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony) does things in a big way. I was interesting to see how he adapts a simple story of love and revenge, the Coen Brothers first film, Blood Simple.

It may be a simple story, but when you add Chinese costumes and brilliant cinematography in the Gobi desert, the simplest film becomes spectacular.

But, that won't save it as a story. Zhang just quite get the hang of the Coen Brothers. Characters come off looking like the Three Stooges.

It is recommended simply to get the great master in action. Watch the original if you want to see an interesting movie.


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