Let the Bullets Fly

Spotlight

International Premiere

China, Hong Kong | 132 MINUTES

LET THE BULLETS FLY

Action, Comedy

Already the highest grossing domestic Chinese release ever, this comic Western has plenty of gunslinging, story twists, and sharp dialogue to make it a highly entertaining ride. During the Warlord Era of the 1920s, a bunch of bandits, led by "Pocky" Zhang (Jiang Wen), hijack a train en route to Goose Town with its new governor on board. When the train crashes, its lone survivors are the governor's sleazy advisor (Ge You) and his wife (Carina Lau). Zhang, an honorable outlaw, decides to pose as the new governor and share the fortune from the hijacking with the townspeople. But ruthless mobster Master Huang (Chow Yun-Fat) aims to stop Zhang's Robin Hood crusade, launching a battle of both wits and bullets.

Jiang Wen—acclaimed as an actor in such films as Zhang Yimou's Red Sorghum and as a writer/director with his debut In the Heat of the Sun—exemplifies all three talents here. The script is full of humorous quips, moving at a brisk pace with plenty of physical comedy that mixes laughs and bloody combat. Jiang and Chow clearly relish in the fun of going head-to-head as foes in this smart, deadpan satire.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Wen Jiang and Wen Jiang

JIANG WEN was already one of China's most celebrated actors when he wrote and directed his first film, In the Heat of the Sun, which won awards at the Venice and Singapore film festivals and six Taiwan Golden Horse awards. Jiang's other films include Devils on the Doorstep, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes, and The Sun Also Rises.


 



Co-hosted by

Subway Cinema

 


Screenwriter
Zhu Sujin, Shu Ping, Jiang Wen, Guo Junli, Wei Xiaon, Li Bukong
Producer
Ma Ke, Albert Lee, Yin Homber, Barbie Tung, Zhao Haicheng
Director
Jiang Wen
Primary Cast
Chow Yun-Fat, Jiang Wen, Ge You, Carina Lau

CONTACTS

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Beijing Buyilehu Films Ltd.
Beijing, 100020
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Emperor Motion Pictures
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