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The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
"Xiao shi de zi dan" (original title)

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Son Donglu, a newly promoted detective teams up with Guo Zhui, fastest gunman in Tiancheng and Xiaowu, a novice policeman to investigate the mystery deaths in a bullet factory.

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Credited cast:
Xiang Bin ...
Ruffian
Gang Chen ...
Jailer
Hei-Yi Cheng ...
Li Jia (as Yumiko Cheng)
Kar Lok Chin ...
Wu ZhongGuo (as Chin Ka-lok)
Hu Gao ...
Senior Official
Li Guangbin ...
Li Jin
Yiyan Jiang ...
Fu Yuan - Wu Zhonggou's Wife
Boran Jing ...
Xiaowu
Lu Kai ...
Chief Jin's men
To-hoi Kong ...
Sulfur Manufacturer (as Kong Tao-hoi)
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Song Donglu
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Boss Ding
Ren Luomin ...
Butler
Kwok Cheung Tsang
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Guo Zhui
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Son Donglu, a newly promoted detective teams up with Guo Zhui, fastest gunman in Tiancheng and Xiaowu, a novice policeman to investigate the mystery deaths in a bullet factory.

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The Bullet Vanishes  »

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Never mind the 'Mixed Bag' comments, this li'l bugger ROX solid!
7 March 2013 | by (Sunny Southern California, USA) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this and I was quite impressed. Do yourself a favour and ignore the jaded, critical comments in the 1 or 2 other reviews which are completely unfounded.

I DO though fully agree with all the other 'GOOD' reviews here and their strong praise for this beautiful looking and engaging film! And, when I say 'Beautiful', I mean frigg'n BEAUTIFUL! The Blu-ray that I saw had a picture quality that was so stunning, it virtually leapt off the screen and was VERY 3 dimensional.

And YES it does very much bring to mind Guy Ritchie's recent 'SHERLOCK HOLMES' in the look and with the soundtrack. But, it is NOT as hyper stylized. The Mystery is very involving; the writing, direction, and acting is excellent. YES, the final twist at the end may or may not be completely necessary, but I personally do not think it detracts that much from the story and overall impact of the film.

So, if you DO happen to like Asian films that are sharply executed and very entertaining, then you will indeed very much enjoy this movie!


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