July 12, 2014

FILM: Gone with the Bullets (一步之遙)

New Chinese movies I want to see in 2014:
Gone w/ the Bullets (一步之遙)
Why I want 2 C it: I did not see Let the Bullets Fly, but this has the look of a 40s musical w/ most of the scenes shot on a big sound stage. It definitely has the potential to be a giant hot mess. But films that take big risks are also the most interesting (see Jodorowsky's Dune). These trailers remind me of the Chinese musical, Perhaps Love (2005), which was a wonderful experience.

Trailers via: Emperor Motion Pictures - YT - FB
NOTE: Click the 'cc' button (between 'watch later' & 'settings') for English Subs
Director: Jiang Wen   
Cast: Jiang Wen, Ge You, Zhou Yun, Shu Qi, Wen Zhang 

   The second film in he Bullets Trilogy. Set in 1920s Shanghai, the film is based on a true story. Ma Zouri (Jiang Wen) and Xiang Feitian (Ge You) establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city's elite attend this gala event, but when Wanyan Ying unexpectedly wins, it sets into motion a series of tragic events that change their destinies.
   Release Date: 18 December 2014
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