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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) &
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Release Date:
11 December 2009 (China) See more »
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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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A movie, a remake and a masterpiece... See more (18 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
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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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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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A movie, a remake and a masterpiece..., 14 June 2014
Author: poe426 from USA

Being familiar with several of director Yimou Zhang's movies (THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, HERO, and HOUSE OF THE FLYING DAGGERS), I was frankly surprised at how restrained A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP turned out to be- but I should've known better: unlike American filmmakers (who, generally speaking, lack the savvy to do more than a single type of movie- if that), foreign filmmakers tend to be extremely versatile (Takashi Miike springs to mind). The movie is far better than the source material (the movie BLOOD SIMPLE), which serves to point up the very thing that I mentioned. Old Wang is hilarious, as are the adulterous couple (one of whom happens to be Wang's beautiful young wife), and the crooked lawman he engages to do his dirty work. All too often, dumbed down American versions of superior foreign films are released in this country; rarely, indeed, do we find superior foreign versions of average (at best) American movies.

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