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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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Honglei Sun ...
Xiao Shen-Yang ...
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Ni Yan ...
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Ye Cheng ...
Zhao
Mao Mao ...
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Ran Cheng ...
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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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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 might have been better if Zhang had steered away from the Coen Brothers' plot
7 February 2011 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Zhang's latest is a remake of the Coen Brothers' debut film, Blood Simple. It's a slightly more comic adaptation, set in the distant past in the beautiful Gobi (?) desert. It opens wonderfully with the beautiful colors and impeccable cinematography that have always been a trademark of Zhang Yimou. Unfortunately, when it gets into the Blood Simple plot, it becomes very mechanical. I'd say that it lacks suspense because I know the story, but I've seen Blood Simple half a dozen times and it holds up every time. Every time, the tautness of the plot works. There's just something a little bland about this adaptation. I'd still moderately recommend it for the visuals, and the vibrant opening sequence, where the titular woman (Ni Yan, who is pretty good though she can be annoying at times, too) buys the titular gun from a wacky Persian salesman.


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