Let The Bullets Fly

Let The Bullets Fly

Let The Bullets Fly

Chow Yun-Fat stars in this violent action-comedy set in China's warring 1920s about a bandit who arrives at a remote town posing as its new mayor. China's biggest box-office success to date.

"Machiavellian mind games, a twisted vendetta and high-octane gun slinging among a bandit posing as a governor, his strategist, and a small-town kingpin are the stuff of adventure and trenchant humor in Let the Bullets Fly. As an allegory on power, corruption and rough justice, it has flashes of intelligence and political acumen. Actor- auteur Jiang Wen directs with a macho, devil-may-care bravado that expresses the anarchy and rapacious opportunism of warlord-dominated China in the 1920s. Although the promotional hook is the rare cast combination of Chow Yun Fat, Ge You and Jiang himself, its instant rise to the summit of China’s box office may be attributed more to the racy storytelling and current Chinese fascination with Wild West crime capers… Although strategic wars are not novel to China’s period blockbusters, few achieve this film’s level of sophistication in nuanced dialogue, plot twists and bravura acting." (Source: NZ International Film Festival 2011)

2010132 minsChina, Mandarin and Cantonese and English Subtitles
ActionComedyWorld Cinema
Director:
Jiang Wen ('The Lost Bladesman', 'The Founding Of A Republic, 'New York, I Love You')
Writer:
Jiang Wen
Cast:
Chow Yun-fatJiang WenCarina LauGe YouChen KunZhou Yun

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