A Woman A Gun A Noodle Shop

A Woman A Gun A Noodle Shop Release Date: September 3, 2010

Wang is a miserable yet cunning noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. Feeling neglected, Wang’s wife secretly goes out with Li, one of his employees. A timid man, Li reluctantly keeps the gun the landlady bought for killing her husband later. However, not a single move they make escapes the boss’s notice, and he decides to bribe patrol officer Zhang to kill the illicit couple. It looks like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel but satisfying end… or so he thinks, but the equally wicked Zhang has an agenda of his own that will lead to even more violence…Director Zhang Yimou, from China, whose 1990s films The Red Lantern and Ju Dou were art house hits in the United States – and Oscar nominees – brings his latest film, “A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop” to U.S. theaters, a remake, in Chinese, of the Coen Brothers’ 1980s cult classic “Blood Simple.” Yes, usually, foreign movies are remade in Hollywood and into English. Think “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” saga. Not this time. Zhang Yimou has completely turned remakes on their head.

Genres: ComedyDrama
Directed By: Yimou Zhang
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating R