1 hours 53 minutes | Rated R16 (Violence, cruelty & content that may disturb.)
A gangster finds himself on the run, prepared to sacrifice everything for his family in this Chinese crime noir from the director of Black Coal, Thin Ice. Nominated for the Palme d’Or, Quentin Tarantino famously crashed that film’s first screening at the Cannes film festival.
“Like an organic feature of the Chinese cinematic landscape, as though it pooled onto the screen in all its oily, murky glory, having welled up from deep inside the ground.” – Variety
“The film’s masterstroke is that its fugitive antiheroes are framed by an environment that reflects their criminal lives back at them.” – Slant