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Zhang Yimou's Blood Simple

Certificate 12
( San Qiang Pai an Jing Qi; a Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop, San Qiang Pai an Jing Qi; a Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Mshop, San Qiang Pai an Jing Qi )
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Genre: Foreign, Feature Director: Yimou Zhang Release date: 18/04/2011
Runtime: 95 minutes Language: Mandarin Distributor: Momentum Pictures
Honglei Sun, Xiao Shen-Yang, Ni Yan, Dahong Ni, Ye Cheng, Mao Mao, Benshan Zhao, Julien Gaudfroy, Xiaojuan Wang
Yimou Zhang directs this black comedy thriller based on the 1984 Coen brothers film 'Blood Simple'. The action is transposed to a small desert town in feudal-era China where noodle shop owner Wang (Dahong Ni) is a lazy, mean-spirited man who treats his young wife (Ni Yan) with contempt. Sick of his bullying ways, his wife buys a gun from a travelling merchant and asks her lover (Xiao Shen-Yang) to shoot her husband with it. Unbeknown to her, however, the Wang has already recruited a contract killer to murder both her and her lover. To confuse matters even further, the hitman turns out to have a homicidal agenda of his own.
Contains moderate violence
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