During Second Sino-Japanese War, China suffered from cholera outbreak because Japanese uses it as an biological weapon. Four Chinese agents captures a Japanese scientist and his bodyguard ... See full summary »
An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.
Qin Fen, a funny, honest, single inventor, met a girl called Smiley, who was in agony of her boyfriend's betrayal. They traveled to Hokkaido, tried to help Smiley cure her pain in heart, ... See full summary »
Great movie. I don't think I've laughed this hard, or been so horrified, in a theatre for a while. It's a dark satire about backwards village life and the lengths the villagers will go to in order to get rid of a crazy, impulsive guy who is ruining their lives and who is seemingly impervious to warnings, beatings or banishment.
The plot doesn't proceed in chronological order; events are retold to a visiting doctor who came to the village to investigate rumours of a mystery illness. Sometimes, the same event will be shown again but with different details, as the doctor's understanding of what happened changes. Somehow, I couldn't help but sympathize with the insane, violent and anarchic villager no matter what he did.
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