Jiang’s 1st commercial film expects box office results
Westerns used to be a characteristically American form, but now Asia is going home on the range.
Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly, set in Southwest China in the 1900s, premiers nationwide Thursday.
Let the Bullets Fly has already received great feedback from critics and is expected to do bonzo box office, a rarity for films released in the depths of winter.
His previous, more sophisticated works sometimes left audiences baffled, but Let the Bullets Fly “is simply about how a thief, a gangster and a con-artist meeting and fighting with each other,” said Jiang at last week’s preview.