2019. China, France. 110 min. Mandarin. Subtitled.
Director: Diao Yinan Featuring: Hu Ge, Gwei Lun Mei, Liao Fan, Wan Qian, Qi Dao
Mob boss Zhou Zenong desperately tries to stay alive after he mistakenly kills a cop and a dead-or-alive bounty is put on his head. Set in densely populated Wuhan, Zenong is accompanied by Liu Aiai, a femme fatale employed by his boss who may have been sent there to help him, or to collect him for the hefty ransom. The two are hunted on the hidden shores of a lake, knowing that any moment could be their last. Filled with action-packed set-pieces and sequences, Diao delivers a dazzling take on crime drama.
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