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

Chinese have a culture that is difficult to be understood by Westerners. So, one has only to judge by what is presented. Why would Zhang Yimou choose to make a film based on “Blood Simple” of  Ethan and Joel Coen?  An answer may be found here.

Apart from that, although it is not one of his best films (I prefer Hero and House of Flying Daggers a lot more) it is a film with good qualities. It is funny and makes one laugh in several points during the play. The photography is really amazing. The chosen landscapes bring an extraordinary flavor to the film, the angle and distance from where the shots are taken are impressive, but the most impressive of them all is the way the change between day and night takes place, the rate the change is presented and the colours displayed. On top of that, the scene where the noodle dough is created is really amazing, especially for someone who likes to … cook 🙂

In A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (or A Simple Noodle Story) the six main characters are well-played and presented. Most of all, the movie is a sarcastic comment on the human motives, the jealousy, revenge, greed, hopes and the way these interact to spread death and create hell in no time, in such a small human circle.

My rating: 07/10

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