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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 132 MIN | 2011

LET THE BULLETS FLY

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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.

Film Information
Year: 2010
Length: 132 minutes
Language: Mandarin
Country: China, Hong Kong
Premiere: International
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Jiang Wen, Ge You, Carina Lau
Director: Jiang Wen
Screenwriter: Zhu Sujin, Shu Ping, Jiang Wen, Guo Junli, Wei Xiaon, Li Bukong
Producer: Ma Ke, Albert Lee, Yin Homber, Barbie Tung, Zhao Haicheng
Press Contacts

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May Yip
Emperor Motion Pictures
Hong Kong, Phone: +852.2835.6688
enquiry@emp.hk

Sales Contact
May Yip
Emperor Motion Pictures
Hong Kong, Phone: +852.2835.6688
enquiry@emp.hk

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About the Director(s)
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.

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