In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman.

Director:

Wen Jiang

Writers:

Junli Guo (screenplay), Wen Jiang (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
28 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Chow Yun-Fat ... Master Huang
You Ge ... Ma Bangde
Wen Jiang ... Pocky Zhang
Carina Lau ... Mrs. Ma
Jun Hu ... Fake Pocky
Pu Miao Pu Miao ... Shanxi MIstress
Wu Jiang ... Master Wu
Fan Liao ... Three
Yun Zhou ... Flora
Kun Chen ... Hu Wan
Mo Zhang ... Six
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing Bai ... Daiyu Qingwen
Lei Chen Lei Chen ... Husband
Yiheng Du Yiheng Du ... Four (as Yi-Heng Du)
Xiaogang Feng ... Counselor Tang
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Storyline

Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues. Written by Anonymous

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At its release, was the all-time highest grossing domestic film in China but has since been passed by a number of films. See more »

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Followed by Gone with the Bullets (2014) See more »

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You will either get it or you won't....
21 January 2011 | by lyx-1See all my reviews

There are so many funny metaphors but you do need to be somewhat acquainted with Chinese to understand them. I think this will be a difficult film for non-Chinese to grasp, especially with a lot of deadpan satire and dark humor. It is extremely funny in a way, especially the scene between Jiang Wen and Carina Lau where she displayed a series of objects to him in bed. You won't "get it" if you don't understand Chinese proverbs and surreptitious meaning. So I'm not surprised if this movie will be rated exceptionally intelligent to its Chinese audience but will appear to many as silly, improbable and illogical.


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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Chinese

Release Date:

16 December 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Let the Bullets Fly See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,287, 4 March 2012

Gross USA:

$63,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,731,450
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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