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The Wild Goose Lake
The Wild Goose Lake
THE ELECTRIC DARK: TWO NEO-NOIRS BY DIAO YINAN
7.8
/10
4,714 Ratings
THE ELECTRIC DARK: TWO NEO-NOIRS BY DIAO YINAN

Synopsis

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, a network of lakes provide ideal places to hide, and when transgressive mid-level crime boss Zhou needs to lay low, he looks for anonymity amidst the neon-lit hangouts. There he meets sex worker Liu, who works for Zhou’s boss and who may or may not be there to save him.

Our take

A hyper-stylised neo-noir set in the subcutaneous underworld of modern China, this electric thriller from Diao Yinan twists the conventions of its genre. A staggeringly crafted examination of violence and modern decay captured in vivid neon hues, The Wild Goose Lake is striking, intoxicating cinema.

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