A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

Directed By Zhang Yimou

RCrimeDrama / Sony Pictures Classics /  / Sep 3, 2010 (Limited)

A remake of the 1985 directorial debut of Joel and Ethan Coen, Blood Simple, A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop centers on Wang, 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…

The cast includes Honglei Sun, Xiao Shenyang and Yan Ni.