A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

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The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.


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  • Dahong Ni and Ni Yan in A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)
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  • Dahong Ni and Honglei Sun in A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)
  • Honglei Sun in A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)
  • Ni Yan in A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)
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7 February 2011 | zetes
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| It might have been better if Zhang had steered away from the Coen Brothers' plot
Zhang's latest is a remake of the Coen Brothers' debut film, Blood Simple. It's a slightly more comic adaptation, set in the distant past in the beautiful Gobi (?) desert. It opens wonderfully with the beautiful colors and impeccable cinematography that have always been a trademark of Zhang Yimou. Unfortunately, when it gets into the Blood Simple plot, it becomes very mechanical. I'd say that it lacks suspense because I know the story, but I've seen Blood Simple half a dozen times and it holds up every time. Every time, the tautness of the plot works. There's just something a little bland about this adaptation. I'd still moderately recommend it for the visuals, and the vibrant opening sequence, where the titular woman (Ni Yan, who is pretty good though she can be annoying at times, too) buys the titular gun from a wacky Persian salesman.

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Release Date:

11 December 2009

Language

Mandarin, English


Country of Origin

China, Hong Kong

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,330 5 September 2010

Gross USA:

$190,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$428,430

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