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Animal World (2018)

Dong wu shi jie (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 29 June 2018 (China)
A man finds himself deep in debt and is coerced to board a ship that hosts a risky gambling party.


Yan Han


Nobuyuki Fukumoto (comic "Tobaku mokushiroku Kaiji"), Yan Han (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yifeng Li ... Zheng Kaisi (as Li Yifeng)
Yunhe Yi Yunhe Yi ... Game Room Foreman (as Yi Yunhe)
Bingkun Cao Bingkun Cao ... Li Jun (as Cao Bingkun)
Yijuan Li ... Kaisi's Mother (as Li Yijuan)
Dongyu Zhou ... Liu Qing (as Zhou Dongyu)
Xiao Pan Xiao Pan ... Indecent Patient (as Pan Xiao)
Qing Jia ... Nurse (as Jia Qingru)
Yedda Chen ... Head Nurse
Jia Chi ... Andou (as Chi Jia)
Yue He Yue He ... The Shop Owner (as He Yue)
Yanshu Wu ... Old Lady (as Wu Yanshu)
Huan Wang Huan Wang ... Intermediary Manager (as Wang Huan)
Michael Douglas ... Anderson
Fan Yang Fan Yang ... Long Haired Man (as Yang Fan)
Ben Liu Ben Liu ... Blonde Man (as Liu Ben)


Muddling along without any aim, the hero Zheng Kaisi accomplishes nothing and is in debt of several millions because of borrowing money from friends. In order to pay the debt, he boards a ship called "Destiny" to attend a mysterious gambling party at the instigation of someone. Once he wins, his debts can be canceled.The game rule seems very simple. Participants shall take pokers marked with "rock, paper, and scissors" as props for seizing the star sign of the opponent. However, in the face of a group of desperate gamblers, any little flaw can be utilized in the game.

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Rock, paper, scissors in an exciting poker style :D
30 September 2018 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

Well first I gotta give it to the visual effects guys .. WOW ,.. even though it had little to do with the real story of the plot .. it added an amazing colorful style that transfer you into a Chinese Deadpool effect... and the set itself was all classic musty dirty cage fight style .. loved it.

The story might sound ridiculous at first ,,well it might be .. but still they presented with such thrill and edginess it actually looked like one of these famous poker movies like "21" or "Casino Royale" i really didn't htink i'd enjoy it that much .. i mean it might have been a bit long .. but that's how the chinese production usually works .. anyway .. the surprise is .. there will be a second part of the movie ..

The cast were phenomenal ,, Yi Feng Li was so convincing and did really well .. Michael Douglas did good too .. being the old evil guy .. the movie had a lot of nationalities in the cast .. and they all did wel-.

Final thought ,, you might think it's silly , but it is not .. it is recommended.

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Release Date:

29 June 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal World See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
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