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The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

Nan fang che zhan de ju hui (original title)
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A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.


Yi'nan Diao


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
Zeng Meihuizi Zeng Meihuizi
Yicong Zhang Yicong Zhang ... Xiao Dongbei
Yongzhong Chen Yongzhong Chen ... Client
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chloe Maayan ... Ping Ping


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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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 »


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Written by Gesang Martohartono
Arrangement by Peng Dou
Sung by Ge Hu
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Fast Paced, Visually Arresting Mobsters-On-Bike Tale
21 February 2020 | by roger-99-171599See all my reviews

Rain falls hard over a remote area where a mobster-on-the-run awaits instructions from a mysterious woman; the camera captures the dazzling, stylish and inventive visions of director Diao Yinan as he opens this action-packed thriller demonstrating how poetically he conceives a scene. Bleeding, hurt and wanted, Zenong has wrongly shot a cop, while on a competition with other gangster families, in order to claim control over the drug/theft most profitable streets. Aiai is a hustler and "bath lover"- a Chinese modern version of prostitution- who is working on both sides, struggling to survive as a mediatior on the bloodshed war between the gangsters' families and the police seeking to avenge their colleague. As they wait for their next move, they both narrate in flashbacks the circumnstances prior, when the street war sparkled a revolution on the local criminal business. An electrifying, fast-paced, ultra violent and seductive neo-noir thriller, Yinan obviously understands of visual techniques, conceiving each frame as a piece of art in movement, with lyrical, glamorous observations on the details, on the silent moments embracing the unexpected, the subtle eroticism, the rain, the neon lights on the roads, but most impressively how he extracts poetry from the bloody confrontations and its uncontrollable shootings. Addressing male rivalry and dominance, pride and greed, it's a riveting, visually-arresting and superbly crafted mobster-on-bikes tale.

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Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,573, 8 March 2020

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1



Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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