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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.

Director:

Yan Han

Writers:

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)
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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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Wasted potential
3 July 2018 | by ramonster_ukSee all my reviews

I really wanted to love this movie, first Chinese movie I have seen in the cinema for years, but ultimately I was let down.

So yeah, the visuals are good, great even! Sadly this is style over substance. It was like mathematics, matrix style in parts (watch it and you will see what I mean). Sadly, I do not speak Chinese, so reading the subs and trying to make sense of the math proved just too confusing in parts. Either way though, wasn't really missing much in terms of a good story.

Could have been so much better, or just completely different and better in all fairness.

Won't be watching it again, but I am interested in watching a sequel, just to see if it gets any better. 5 at best here from me


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