Zhang Yimou's Blood Simple
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Chinese adaptation of the Coen Brothers' 1984 classic black comedy thriller 'Blood Simple'. Directed by Yimou Zhang. Wang is a miserable noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. Feeling neglected, Wang’s wife secretly goes out with Li, one of his employees. Li reluctantly keeps a gun his lover bought for killing her husband and together they plot his demise.
However, not a single move they make escapes the boss’s notice, and he decides to bribe patrol officer Zhang to kill the illicit couple. It looks like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel but satisfying end... or so he thinks. The equally wicked Zhang has an agenda of his own that will lead to even more violence and bloodshed.
Released to Buy:
18 April 2011