A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop Poster

Release Date: September 3rd, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2011

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: Yimou Zhang

Genres: Dark comedy, Thriller

Production Co: Beijing New Picture Film Co., Film Partner International

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Murder, Underdog, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • As "Blood Simple" fans should expect, Noodle Shop is a comedy of presumed deaths and unexpected revivals, with some victims flat out refusing to stay in their shallow graves. 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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