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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Credited cast:
Ge Hu ... Zenong Zhou
Gwei Lun-Mei ... Aiai Liu (as Lun-Mei Kwei)
Fan Liao ... Captain Liu
Regina Wan ... Shujun Yang (as Wan Qian)
Dao Qi Dao Qi ... Hua Hua (as Liang Qi)
Jue Huang ... Yan Ge
Yicong Zhang Yicong Zhang ... Xiao Dongbei
Yongzhong Chen Yongzhong Chen ... Client
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chloe Maayan ... Ping Ping
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A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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According to Diao Yinan, the director of the film, The Wild Goose Lake is a film noir. See more »

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References Transformers (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Bengawan Solo
Written by Gesang Martohartono
Arrangement by Peng Dou
Sung by Ge Hu
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An excellent gangster flick.
2 March 2020 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Gang warfare in Wuhan in this highly stylized Chinese gangster movie. There isn't a great deal that's new about Yi'nan Diao's "The Wild Goose Lake". Walter Hill, Jean-Pierre Melville or more recently Michael Mann could have made this but Diao's use of flashbacks to propel the story and his superb use of locations certainly give this an edge. Despite the fatalistic tone it's hardly what you would call existential despite moving at a fairly leisurely pace. The plot isn't always easy to follow and sometimes it's hard to know who belongs to whose gang or who's a cop and who isn't.

As a cop killer on the run, Ge Hu is as cool as they come; in another lifetime Delon or Belmondo might have played this part and Lun-Mei Kwei is excellent as the film's femme fatale. In the end there is more atmosphere than action and the film's look finally overwhelms its content but it's great that in this day and age this kind of gangster film is being made and that China has taken such a fundamentally American genre and twisted it to its own ends.


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Country:

China | France

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Goose Lake See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,573, 8 March 2020

Gross USA:

$12,573

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,042,413
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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