Watch the official trailer for The Wild Goose Lake, the noir crime thriller from director Diao Yinan. Opens in select theaters on March 6th, 2020.
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (NAN FANG CHE ZHAN DE JU HUI)(2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (NAN FANG CHE ZHAN DE JU HUI)
DIRECTOR(S): Diao Yinan
STARRING: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao
GENRE: Crime Film
SYNOPSIS: Chinese director Diao Yinan’s much anticipated follow-up to his breakthrough noir Black Coal, Thin Ice is an altogether more colorful crime drama. A formalist gangster thriller drenched in reds and blues, though imbued with a melancholic tone that speaks to contemporary China’s vast economic disparities, the elegantly down-and-dirty The Wild Goose Lake, set in the nooks and crannies of densely populated Wuhan, follows the desperate attempts of small-time mob boss Zhou Zenong (the charismatic Hu Ge) to stay alive after he mistakenly kills a cop and a dead-or-alive reward is put on his head. The filmmaker proves his action bona fides in a series of stylized set pieces and violent shocks—including a showstopper on a stolen motorbike—simultaneously devising a romance between Zhou and a mysterious young woman (Gwei Lun-mei) who’s out to either help or betray him. Diao deftly keeps multiple characters and chronologies spinning, all the while creating an atmosphere thick with eroticism and danger.
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