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East Meets West Texas
In 1984, Joel and Ethan Coen burst onto the scene with their crackerjack debut feature BLOOD SIMPLE, a brilliantly constructed neonoir in which a sleazy Texas bar owner’s plot to have his cheating wife and her lover killed sets into motion an increasingly berserk chain of events. Twenty-five years later, Chinese master Zhang Yimou (RAISE THE RED LANTERN, HERO) transplanted the Coens’ twisty tale from the Lone Star State to nineteenth-century China in A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP, adding elaborate period costumes, stylized sets, operatic characters, and splashes of wild comedy to create one of the most audacious remakes in recent memory.