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A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop

R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
A visit by a Persian gun salesman sets off a series of fatal double-crosses involving a police deputy, a Chinese restaurateur, his adulterous wife, and a pair of inept employees.

Cast: Honglei Sun , Xiao Shenyang , Yan Ni , Ni Dahong , Cheng Ye , Mao Mao , Benshan Zhao , Julien Gaudfroy

Director: Zhang Yimou

Genres: Thriller, Dark comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

Release Date: September 3rd, 2010|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • Some may enjoy the slapstick, which plays like "Harold & Kumar Go to Old Peking," but this bloodless Coen crib job is simply not my cup of noodles. show more

  • It's a minor work in the Yimou canon, but a major visual treat. show more

  • Zhang Yimou's remake of the Coen brothers' "Blood Simple" as a Chinese period thriller-farce in a desert setting. A high-rolling but garish production with untranslatable regional ribald humor, it is aimed squarely at the China market. show more

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