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A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

San qiang pai an jing qi (original title)
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The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

Director:

Yimou Zhang

Writers:

Zhengchao Xu (screenplay), Jianquan Shi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Honglei Sun ... Zhang
Shenyang Xiao ... Li
Ni Yan ... Wang's Wife
Dahong Ni ... Wang
Ye Cheng Ye Cheng ... Zhao
Mao Mao ... Chen
Julien Gaudfroy Julien Gaudfroy ... Persian Merchant
Benshan Zhao ... Patrol Team Commander
Na Wei Na Wei ... Persian Woman
Sisi Wang Sisi Wang ... Female Prisoner
Wenting LI Wenting LI ... Female Prisoner
Ran Cheng Ran Cheng ... Male Prisoner
Shuo Huang Shuo Huang ... Male Prisoner
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Storyline

At boss Wang's traditional Chinese noodle shop, a colourful and exotic Persian trader of arms introduces the shop owner's wife to the weapons of the West, and consequently, to mankind's greatest invention: the handgun. As a result, the woman excited with her newest acquisition that kills instantly, a brass, triple-muzzle top-break revolver, naturally, she will need more, however, the loud noise of the firearms' demonstration will inevitably attract a brigade of the local police force who will drop by for an investigation. Soon, grouchy old miser Wang will find out everything about his double-crossing wife's affair with the Inn's mincing weakling apprentice Li, and as the corpses begin piling up, it's going to be every man for himself and all for Wang's crammed strongbox. Written by Nick Riganas

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Smart, Funny and Enormously Entertaining!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Is a remake of The Coen Brothers 1984 film Blood Simple. See more »

Goofs

The shadows in the night scenes don't match the moon's location in the sky. See more »

Quotes

Wang's Wife: For once in my life... l own the world's most powerful weapon! Everyone will be amazed!
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Connections

Remake of Blood Simple (1984) See more »

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seductive
28 October 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

one of splendid films. for reminding of old flavor of comedy. for irony,for madness, for the circles of stories, for silk performances, for science to use tenderness and cruelty and the photography in the most inspired manner. so, a nice film. or, maybe, a happy meet with a great story and with its director. slices of western and Medieval stories and spectacular situations, beautiful fight scenes and remind of the force of...woman. so, perfect show.


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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

11 December 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,330, 5 September 2010

Gross USA:

$190,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$428,430
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (International Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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