Selected to have its French premiere in competition for the Cristal for a Feature Film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2017. However, the Chinese government requested that the work be withdrawn from the festival. Initially resistant, after a request to withdraw it was also made personally by producer Cheng Yang, the organizers of the festival decided to acquiesce to the request out of concern for the safety of Yang, Jian Liu and their collaborators. See more »
A neo-noir animated take on a mob film, following a big bag of money as it moves from one person to the next, suspiciously. At once an absurdist escape and a biting commentary on consumer culture, the movie will captivate big audiences with its homage to films like "The Godfather," "Blade Runner" and the works of Tarantino. The characters are all fascinating in their oddities, and the animation style captures the mood in even the smallest details— like a dog limping in the background or a neon sign flickering on the street. Watch it for the violence, watch it for the dry humor, but definitely watch it because the visual style is artistic, emotional and insanely brilliant.
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