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The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui (original title)

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Releases March 6, 2020
A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.

Director:

Yi'nan Diao

Writer:

Yi'nan Diao
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ge Hu ... Zenong Zhou
Lun-Mei Kwei ... Aiai Liu
Fan Liao ... Captain Liu
Regina Wan ... Shujun Yang (as Wan Qian)
Dao Qi Dao Qi ... Hua Hua (as Liang Qi)
Jue Huang Jue Huang ... Yan Ge
Zeng Meihuizi Zeng Meihuizi
Yicong Zhang Yicong Zhang ... Xiao Dongbei
Yongzhong Chen Yongzhong Chen ... Client
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chloe Maayan ... Ping Ping
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Storyline

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

China | France

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Goose Lake See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,556,880
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.89 : 1
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The film was shot in Wuhan dialect, instead of Standard Mandarin. Hence, most of Chinese audiences, like all foreign audiences, actually have to read the subtitles in order to understand what the characters are saying. See more »

Soundtracks

Bengawan Solo
Written by Gesang Martohartono
Arrangement by Peng Dou
Sung by Ge Hu
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The Future of Cinema - has arrived

When I saw Wong Kar-Wai's "In the Mood for Love"(2000) with Maggie Cheung - I knew we were watching a complete new cinema that would one day self-realise into epic cinema ~ epic Chinese cinema. And I have now seen that realisation in The Wild Goose Lake. This film is like a cross between Godard's Breathless and de Sica's Bicycle Thieves - and is so satisfying you could watch it upside down. It is possibly the grittiest film I have ever seen, with the urgency and cinematic style of French cinema of the 1960s - where the possibilities are endless and every new film in this genre will be waited for in anticipation.


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