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A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop -- The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

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Director:
Writers:
Jianquan Shi (screenplay) &
Jing Shang (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 December 2009 (China) See more »
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Plot:
The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry. | Add synopsis »
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It might have been better if Zhang had steered away from the Coen Brothers' plot See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Honglei Sun ... Zhang
Xiao Shen-Yang ... Li
Ni Yan ... Wang's wife
Dahong Ni ... Wang
Ye Cheng ... Zhao
Mao Mao ... Chen

Benshan Zhao ... 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

Directed by
Yimou Zhang 
 
Writing credits
Jianquan Shi (screenplay) &
Jing Shang (screenplay)

Ethan Coen  1984 screenplay Blood Simple
Joel Coen  1984 screenplay Blood Simple

Produced by
William Kong .... producer
Weiping Zhang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lin Zhao 
 
Cinematography by
Xiaoding Zhao (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peicong Meng 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Ma .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... sound re-recording mixer
Wei He .... sound mixer
Hongrui Ji .... sound effects editor
Peng Jiang .... sound recordist
Jiajia Mok .... sound effects editor
Blair Slater .... foley recordist & editor
Qiuqiu Sun .... dialogue editor
Jing Tao .... supervising sound editor
Yijing Zhang .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
David Chen .... digital compositor
Yann Doray .... compositing supervisor
Julie Fischer .... visual effects producer
Lani Greenhill .... cg modeler: BlackGinger
Lani Greenhill .... texture artist: BlackGinger
Marc Horsfield .... digital effects supervisor
Yanming Jiang .... visual effects supervisor
Phil Jones .... visual effects supervisor
Neilan Naicker .... visual effects: BlackGinger
Gu Pinghu .... visual effects coordinator
Marco Raposo de Barbosa .... compositing supervisor
Ashley Ryan .... digital compositor
George Webster .... compositing supervisor
 
Stunts
Hua Cao .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shaofeng Cheng .... assistant gaffer
Raymond Lam .... AR steadicam operator
Raymond Lam .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Matt Garner .... creative consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"San qiang pai an jing qi" - China (original title)
"A Simple Noodle Story" - Hong Kong (English title), International (English title)
"The First Gun" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
95 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Hong Kong:IIA | Japan:G | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | USA:R (certificate #46214)

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The noodle dish cooked in the film
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It might have been better if Zhang had steered away from the Coen Brothers' plot, 7 February 2011
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

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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