Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop

A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop

Director: Zhang Yimou

Cast: Sun Hong-Lei, Xiao Shenyang, Yan Ni

     
 

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Love, betrayal, and murder take root in the deserts of China in this comedy drama from filmmaker Zhang Yimou. Wang (Ni Dahong) is an ill-tempered tyrant who runs a noodle shop not far from the Great Wall. Wang treats his employees like dirt and isn't much friendlier to his long-suffering wife (

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Love, betrayal, and murder take root in the deserts of China in this comedy drama from filmmaker Zhang Yimou. Wang (Ni Dahong) is an ill-tempered tyrant who runs a noodle shop not far from the Great Wall. Wang treats his employees like dirt and isn't much friendlier to his long-suffering wife (Yan Ni), who soothes her nerves by having an affair with Li (Xiao Shenyang), one of Wang's cooks. The wife would like to take Wang out of the picture, and one day she gives Li a gun, suggesting that he kill Wang so they can live in peace. A crooked cop named Zhang learns about the plot and tells Wang about the lovers, offering to kill them for a price. The next day, Zhang returns with evidence that Wang's wife and his cook have been shot, but shoots Wang before he can pay him. Zhang is about to empty out Wang's safe when he discovers he wasn't the only one with a plan to double-cross the despised noodle baron. Inspired by Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple, San Qiang Pai An Jing Qi (aka A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop) was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2011
UPC:
0043396369344
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
45,777

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sun Hong-Lei Zhang
Xiao Shenyang Li
Yan Ni Wang's Wife
Ni Dahong Wang
Cheng Ye Zhao
Mao Mao Chen
Julien Gaudfroy Actor

Technical Credits
Zhang Yimou Director
Gu Hao Producer
Shi Jianquan Screenwriter
Tao Jing Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Kong Producer
Zhao Lin Score Composer
Meng Peicong Editor
Zhang Weiping Producer
Zhao Xiaoding Cinematographer
Zhou Xiaofeng Consultant/advisor
Huang Xinming Production Manager
Xu Zhengchao Screenwriter
Zhang Zhenyan Executive Producer
Han Zhong Production Designer

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