Inspired by the true story known as the Mekong Massacre--two Chinese commercial vessels are ambushed while traveling down the Mekong River in the waters of the Golden Triangle, one of the largest drug-manufacturing regions in the world. 13 sailors are executed at gunpoint, and 900,000 methamphetamine pills are recovered at the scene. Upon discovery, the Chinese government immediately sends a band... See full summary »
In the summer of 1991, a rape case broke the peace of a small town. The fathers of two girls in the local middle school were the policemen in charge of the case. Nevertheless, they had very... See full summary »
The life and trials of You Tianming, a young suona apprentice who forms his own suona troupe at a time when the traditions of suona music are declining in Chinese society. As a grown man, ... See full summary »
It is a story about the redemption of three man, a cab driver who never takes credit for helping others, a auxiliary policeman who never asks for promotion even when he risks his life to ... See full summary »
An automobile mechanic is suspected of committing a murder. As he begins to investigate the murder to clear himself, the audience is also given the perspective of another suspect and the actual murder.
This murder mystery is given a Quentin Tarrantino handling, as the point of view shifts and the characters keep running into each other. It is a potentially very interesting handling of a standard film-noir. However, although it shows the underbelly of the events well enough, the constantly changing focus makes it difficult for the viewer to keep track of his own impressions of the matter. Neither are any of the three main characters particularly interesting (or, in a Tarantino sense) quirky enough to command our intention, nor do any of them offer a compelling moral center to the piece. While the situation is interesting enough to keep you watching to the end, there is never any sense of accomplishment or relief, except that it is over.
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