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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 »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Honglei Sun ... Zhang
Shenyang Xiao ... Li
Yan Ni ... 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiaojuan Wang Xiaojuan Wang
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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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Details

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:

$35,033, 5 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$190,666, 19 December 2010
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Coen brothers do not translate

Yimou Zhang (Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, and the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony) does things in a big way. I was interesting to see how he adapts a simple story of love and revenge, the Coen Brothers first film, Blood Simple.

It may be a simple story, but when you add Chinese costumes and brilliant cinematography in the Gobi desert, the simplest film becomes spectacular.

But, that won't save it as a story. Zhang just quite get the hang of the Coen Brothers. Characters come off looking like the Three Stooges.

It is recommended simply to get the great master in action. Watch the original if you want to see an interesting movie.


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