Absurd Accident

Bouncing with nail-biting suspense and ingenious humor, young Chinese filmmaker Li Yuhe's feature debut portrays a puzzling crime happened in a rural small town, where greed, lust and wit battle it out in one night. It all starts from a sexually impotent motel owner hiring a pro to murder his cheating wife. Everything goes exactly as planned, until two blind daters, a robber, a policeman and a strange dead body unexpectedly arrive.

Chinese film noir meets the off kilter sensibilities of the Coen Brothers in a film that is continuously shifting gears...What an absolute cinematic joy and a hidden treasure.
— Unseen Films
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Nomination, Best Screenplay, Shanghai International Film Festival

Official Selection, New York Asian American International Film Festival

Official Selection, St. Louis International Film Festival


6/24/2018 WINCHESTER, VA Alamo Drafthouse Film Club

10/20/2017 CHICAGO Facets Cinémathèque

8/11/2017 SAN FRANCISCO Four Star Theatre

5/19/2017 LOS ANGELES Edwards Alhambra Renaissance Stadium

5/19/2017 VANCOUVER Cineplex Silvercity Riverport


...there’s hope for independent cinema in China after all.”
— China Film Insider
the film’s tempo accelerated until I was on the edge of my seat...left me happy and hungry for more.
— Cinema Escapist
colourful, fast paced and full of unexpected but gratifying twists and turns...made me giggle and guffaw throughout.
— EasternKicks.com