The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake

A gangster finds himself on the run, prepared to sacrifice everything for his family in this Chinese crime noir from the director of Black Coal, Thin Ice. Nominated for the Palme d'Or, Quentin Tarantino famously crashed that film's first screening at the Cannes film festival.

2019Rating: R16, Violence, cruelty & content that may disturb117 minsChina, FranceChinese with English subtitles
CrimeDramaWorld Cinema
Director:
Diao Yinan ('Black Coal, Thin Ice', 'Night Train', 'Uniform')
Writer:
Diao Yinan
Cast:
Liao FanKwai Lun-MeiHu GeWan Qian
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Variety

Variety

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Like an organic feature of the Chinese cinematic landscape, as though it pooled onto the screen in all its oily, murky glory, having welled up from deep inside the ground.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Some of the film’s romance, and its fatalism, did not have the piercing impact as the visual masterstrokes. But there’s no doubting Diao’s style.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A film that doesn’t hit you like a tidal wave as much as it gradually washes over you, leaving in its wake a series of memorable set-pieces and a dense, dark web of violence and fatality.

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Diao Yinan’s Chinese noir oozes style, but this artfully violent tale of cops and criminals can’t seem to conjure up characters or plot to match the thrill of its scintillating cinematography.

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Like an organic feature of the Chinese cinematic landscape, as though it pooled onto the screen in all its oily, murky glory, having welled up from deep inside the ground.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Some of the film’s romance, and its fatalism, did not have the piercing impact as the visual masterstrokes. But there’s no doubting Diao’s style.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A film that doesn’t hit you like a tidal wave as much as it gradually washes over you, leaving in its wake a series of memorable set-pieces and a dense, dark web of violence and fatality.

0

Diao Yinan’s Chinese noir oozes style, but this artfully violent tale of cops and criminals can’t seem to conjure up characters or plot to match the thrill of its scintillating cinematography.

3.0
0