A woman, a gun, and a noodle shop

A woman, a gun, and a noodle shop

DVD - 2011 | Chinese
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Wang (Ni Dahong) is an ill-tempered tyrant who runs a noodle shop not far from the Great Wall. Wang treats his employees like dirt and isn't much friendlier to his long-suffering wife (Ni Yan), who soothes her nerves by having an affair with Li (Xiao Shen-Yang), one of Wang's cooks. The wife would like to take Wang out of the picture, and one day she gives Li a gun, suggesting that he kill Wang so they can live in peace. A crooked cop named Zhang learns about the plot and tells Wang about the lovers, offering to kill them for a price. The next day, Zhang returns with evidence that Wang's wife and his cook have been shot, but shoots Wang before he can pay him. Zhang is about to empty out Wang's safe when he discovers he wasn't the only one with a plan to double-cross the despised noodle baron.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2011
Branch Call Number: WLAN CHI DVD MOVIE WOM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Michael
Feb 24, 2011

Hmmm... not bad... but given that this is actually based on the Coen brothers' great 1983 classic: BLOOD SIMPLE, you may want to go to the real thing - since OPL has BLOOD SIMPLE - and there are no line-ups for it. The original can't be beat, btw... BLOOD SIMPLE truly is a 5 star classic that first defined Ethan and Joel Coen's inimitable script and directorial style of violence, mayhem and black humour!!!

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