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A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

What possessed Zhang Yimou (Hero, Raise the Red Lantern) to remake the Coen brothers' coal-black crime comedy Blood Simple as a period Chinese film? In it, the owner of a noodle shop plots to kill his adulterous wife. Of course, things spin horribly out of control. Embarrassingly slapsticky and painfully arty, the results of this eccentric experiment are just plain bizarre. In Mandarin with English subtitles. 95 minutes