Jiang Wen: If you don’t understand my films, you’re ‘silly’
The Oriental Western “Let the Bullets Fly” has taken China by storm. Directed by and starring Jiang Wen, the film pulled in HK$1.8 million on its first day in Hong Kong alone.
The film’s power to put butts on seats rests not with the all-star cast — though the cast featuring Chow Yun Fat, Ge You and Carina Lau doesn’t hurt sales.
More important is the darkly humorous script, which packages parodies of China’s contemporary social and political phenomena within a hugely entertaining yet subtly satirical mass market blockbuster.