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2.8
13 Ratings

Gone with the Bullets

一步之遥 | Yi bu zhi yao

Directed by Jiang Wen
China, Hong Kong, 2014
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Set in 1920s Shanghai, Ma Zouri and Xiang Feitian establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city’s elite attend the gala event, but when Wanyan Ying …

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Gone with the Bullets Directed by Jiang Wen

Awards & Festivals

Asian Film Awards

2015 | 3 wins including: Best Visual Effects

2015 | Nominee: Best Composer

Critics reviews

The story is based, very loosely, on a real-life murder case in 1920s Shanghai that led to China’s first feature film. But Jiang again uses the setup to explore the unreliability of narrative and the malleability of the audience. The whole is mind-blowingly bizarre, climaxing with one of the weirdest car chases I’ve ever seen. And, as with everything Jiang Wen has directed, I’m still not entirely sure I didn’t just dream it all.
May 02, 2017
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Suffice to say, it is undoubtably the strangest and perhaps even the riskiest film here in the Berlinale’s Competition, a UFO of a film whose press kit replete with historical context does little to suggest its juggled, zany complexities.
February 14, 2015
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Deliriously grandiose, the film takes wild gambits in style and storytelling, and despite its visual excesses and overreaching political allegory, overall it represents an exuberant homage to cinema.
January 06, 2015
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