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Blood 13 (2018)

Xue shi san (original title)
A reckless female detective, Xingmin, when investigating a murder case, finds the victim dead naked, hung upside down in the basement bathroom. Old detective Laozhou assures that this is ... See full summary »

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Candy Li

Writer:

Tu Hu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lu Huang ... Xing Min
Gang Xie ... Lao Zhou
Bo Qian Bo Qian ... Ke Zhenghua
Heng Li Heng Li ... Mei Shuo
Bin Li Bin Li ... Liu Yang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiaoran Chang Xiaoran Chang ... Cheng Yao
Xinhua Chen Xinhua Chen ... General Gao
Changwei Chu Changwei Chu ... Police A
Yafei Dai Yafei Dai ... Cheng Xiao
Yan Deng Yan Deng ... Nurse B
Cheng Fang Cheng Fang ... Suspect
Meiling Hou Meiling Hou ... Female Pimp
Yibin Hou Yibin Hou ... Skinny Man
Jiaqiao Huang Jiaqiao Huang ... Xing Min's Father
Donghao Li Donghao Li ... Forensic
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A reckless female detective, Xingmin, when investigating a murder case, finds the victim dead naked, hung upside down in the basement bathroom. Old detective Laozhou assures that this is one of the prostitute serial murder cases that he has been after for 15 years. As Xingmin tracks down the murderer, she has to deal with her inner prejudice against prostitutes caused by her traumatizing childhood memory, while irresistibly resonate to the murderer herself. To breakthrough the case, she needs to conquer her nightmare and risk herself to uncover the truth.

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Lu Huang and Candy Li were featured in an episode of the popluar podcast L-Squared in October of 2019 to discuss the film. See more »

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It was rather mundane and sort of boring...
22 August 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I had no idea what I was in for when I sat down to watch this 2018 movie titled "Blood 13" (aka "Xue shi san") from writer Tu Hu and director Candy Li. But given the movie's cover, I assumed it was a horror movie of sorts. Well, turns out that this was a crime thriller movie.

The storyline told in "Blood 13" was a bit confusing, and if I have to be bluntly honest, it was a bit boring. There was just simply too little of any interest happening throughout the course of the movie. And that resulted in the movie feeling like it a was 4 hour movie that I was watching and not just the 99 minutes that the movie ran for.

If felt like writer Tu Hu had set out to accomplish a bit too much with the storyline presented in "Blood 13", and it wasn't a wholly accomplished endeavor. I must admit that I was only mildly entertained by what transpired throughout the course of the movie.

The acting in the movie was adequate, although I can't really point out any single actor or actress and say that he or she was the star of the movie. I believe it was the mundane storyline and script that was the cause of this.

I am rating "Blood 13" a very mediocre five out of ten stars. If you enjoy a good crime thriller, then there are far better choices readily available. And while I managed to sit through all of "Blood 13", this is not a movie that I will be returning to watch a second time.


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Official Sites:

Yogurt Time Films

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

20 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

CNY5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,175
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