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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 »
Awards:
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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
Pinghu Gu .... visual effects coordinator
Marc Horsfield .... digital effects supervisor
Yanming Jiang .... visual effects supervisor
Phil Jones .... visual effects supervisor
Neilan Naicker .... visual effects: BlackGinger
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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not easy define it, 4 August 2014
Author: Vincentiu from Romania

more than a movie, it is a puzzle. more than a puzzle, it is a gorgeous mixture of image, set up and profound message. an old man, a young wife, the law, a shop. each in shields of a strange humor and as step to a precise science of detail. because it is a film of details and this fact could defines it as special, stupid or silly, a not complicated comedy or, maybe, a masterpiece. a film about sins in a wise manner. that fact is key of adventures, decisions and the seductive flavor of it. nothing new or complicated at first sigh. but useful. maybe only its spectacular beauty. a beauty who, in many moments, seems be magic.in its case, not the story is essential - it represents only the frame. but a kind of delicacy , from old times, to present it.

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