ABSURD ACCIDENT feature film
ABSURD ACCIDENT feature film
Bonus Features: Trailer | Review by Jonathan Landreth for China Film Insider
精彩花絮：预告片 | 《中国底片》Jonathan Landreth影评
97 Minutes (feature)
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.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Official Selection, St. Louis International Film Festival
Official Selection, China Film Directors’ Guild Awards
Nomination, Best Screenplay, Shanghai International Film Festival
Official Selection, New York Asian American International Film Festival
"In the tradition of Chinese writers like Lu Xun, Li offers a hilarious – but mercilessly scathing – depiction of modern-day China. Forget what you’ve heard about it being the “next superpower,” the China we see in Absurd Accident is a country that’s characterized by shameless venality, rampant materialism, and gaping inequalities between the city and countryside...this film is a clear sign that Li will be “one to watch” in the years to come."
"a modern moral tale of the consequences of greed, wealth and a distorted masculine ideal on an unprepared rural community and is delivered with a light touch, a fast pace and a touch of naivety. It makes it an exciting wait for his next work."
- Asian Movie Pulse
“Director Li has successfully captured the angst of being left behind by China’s booming East Coast big city economic miracle with heartfelt humor and genius storytelling prowess. If his second film is anywhere near as good as this debut there’s hope for independent cinema in China after all.”
—China Film Insider
“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
"perhaps one of the zaniest, outlandish and well-acted oddball romps you’ll ever see."
— Film Combat Syndicate
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NTSC, Audio: Dolby Digital 11, Region Code: 1
High Quality 1080p mp4 file
Subtitles: Burned in subtitles in English and simplified Chinese
Spoken Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Not Rated, Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (16:9 Widescreen)
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Licensed by Cheng Cheng Films. www.chengchengfilm.com