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.

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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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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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Hollywood should move to China.
10 May 2015 | by carbuffSee all my reviews

This is the best Clint Eastwood "Spaghetti Western-type" movie ever made, except that it was made in China and Clint had nothing to do with it.

If there was a better film made in 2010, I don't know what it is. I'm sure that I missed a ton of allusions and stuff that a Chinese person would catch instantly, but it doesn't matter, because even if I didn't get half of it, the half I got was still over-the-top great.

The only real warning I would offer is that mixed in with the action, humor, wit, and clever plot twists there are a few bits of harsh violence, which might not be appropriate for young children. While this is no "chick flick", I think a lot of women would enjoy it too.

It's definitely an intelligent movie which is overtly artistic and much more than just a bunch of macho guys spilling blood and blowing things up. Sometimes the subtitles flashed by pretty quickly, but, like Shakespeare, you don't have to get every last bit to really enjoy the production (although this is nothing like Shakespeare, so you don't have to worry about that).

How did two plus hours go by so fast? I have no idea. Nuts to Hollywood, these Chinese just totally kicked it.


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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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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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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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