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Have a Nice Day
Have a Nice Day
7.3
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1,028 Ratings

HAVE A NICE DAY

好极了 | Hao ji le

Directed by Liu Jian
China, 2017
Animation, Crime, Comedy

Synopsis

A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast, and everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang.

Synopsis

A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast, and everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang.

Our take

Earning immediate comparisons to Tarantino, Liu Jian’s low-key, sly animated neo-noir is full of biting critique––anti-Trump and Brexit references!––and its subversive depiction of moral decay in today’s China did not amuse the censors. Bonus: an infectious score by The Shanghai Restoration Project.