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The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hu)

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  • Director: Diao Yinan
  • Producer(s): Shen Yang
  • Screenwriter(s): Diao Yinan
  • Main Cast: Hu Ge, Gwei Lun Mei
  • Country: China
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) meets the mysterious, beautiful Liu Aiai (Gwei Lun-mei) in a dark underpass. Liu conveys the message that there is a price on Zhou’s head after a cop was shot and killed in a chase following a gang brawl. Zhou has the notion that, if he is to go down for murder, his wife might be able to benefit from a reward, while Liu sees an opportunity to escape her seedy circumstances. A feverish cat and mouse chase plays out in crime-ridden, neon-lit environs. Featuring a number of inventive, bloody set pieces, this masterful modern noir is packed with darkly delicious thrills. MH

Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, 2019

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