Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival
Let the Bullets Fly
Awards and festivals
China, the turbulent 1920s. Zhang, the leader of a band of robbers, accidentally becomes a mayor of a town which has been terrorized for years by the unscrupulous Huang. The two deserving opponents will fight a ruthless battle for honour and power. The great strength of the movie lies in its brilliant dialogues and a precise script – the cunning ripostes run faster than bullets, and the scales of victory keep tipping from one side to the other. The whole picture is completed by the imaginative bloody action sequences, satirical political commentary and the ever-present references to classic Westerns. Jiang's auteur piece is a cinematic bullet which hits the bull's eye.
Born 1963. Chinese actor, screenwriter, and director. After graduating from the prestigious Beijing Central Academy of Drama in 1984, he began his career as film and TV actor. In 1994 he made his debut as a director. His second film, "Devils on the Doorstep," won a Grand Prix award in Cannes. "Let the Bullets Fly" broke all Chinese box office records in opening weekend.
1994 Yang guang can lan de ri zi / In the Heat of the Sun
2000 Diabły za progiem / Guizi lai le / Devils on the Doorstep
2007 Słońce tez wschodzi / Tai yang zhao chang sheng qi / The Sun Also Rises
2008 Zakochany Nowy Jork / New York, I Love You (nowela "Wen Jiang")
2010 Niech zatańczą kule / Rang zi dan fei / Let the Bullets Fly