Yi bu zhi yao

Gone With The Bullets
Shanghai around 1920. Ma Zouri, ex-aristocrat turned professional conman, is in cahoots with policeman 'Bruni' Xiang Feitan. On behalf of insatiable playboy Wu-Seven, they launder money on a grand scale. Their numerous activities include putting on a beauty contest to which the collective elite of the city are invited. The surprising victory of an outsider sets in motion a chain of events which escalate into a lethal maelstrom. Jiang Wen has already proven that a country's turbulent history can be mirrored in a cryptic genre-mix in his comedy gangster drama Let the Bullets Fly. That film was set in the Chinese provinces; now the director and actor moves to the big city. The booming metropolis of Shanghai has often served as a cinematic backdrop for stories set in the politically charged epoch of the 1920s. Though opulent, the second part of the Bullet trilogy traces the painful aftermath of the civil war and the threat of future social upheaval in between the flamboyant costumes and sumptuous sets – a dance on the edge of a volcano.
by Jiang Wen
with Jiang Wen, Ge You, Zhou Yun, Shu Qi, Hung Huang
People's Republic of China / Hong Kong, China 2014 120’

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