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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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Coen brothers do not translate 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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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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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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Coen brothers do not translate, 19 July 2011
Author: Ben Larson from Leesburg, FL

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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