The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake

(Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui)

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.

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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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review