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Bao zou shen tan (2015)

The movie is based in shanghai 1920s.Whereby it is still partly controlled by western powers.A Young Detective who works for the Comission takes on a case issued by one of his boss.The case... See full summary »

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Clara Law
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Credited cast:
Andrej Iliev ... Foreign Party Guest
Ethan Juan ... Fan
Miroslav Karel Miroslav Karel ... Foreign Businessman
Yang Yang ... Zhan Shiwu
Zishan Yang
Dongyu Zhou
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The movie is based in shanghai 1920s.Whereby it is still partly controlled by western powers.A Young Detective who works for the Comission takes on a case issued by one of his boss.The case would go on to affect the detective's life.Met with dangers and unforseen betrayals,he would go on to change the life of the people around him. Written by Clarence Tann

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Noir See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Le Vision Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Spoof or Homage to Film Noir?
27 March 2018 | by futuretypeSee all my reviews

I could not decide if this was a homage to Hollywood Film Noir of the forties or a spoof or just a mess.

For an excellent review see Sino-Cinema Derek Elley's summary http://sino-cinema.com/2015/12/25/review-the-unbearable-lightness-of-inspector-fan

My comments are only supplementary. The film was billed as a comedy action romance suspense. It did not succeed at any of them. Ruan Jingtian as Inspector Fan Ruyi was not convincing especially when he was supposed to be smoking. I didn't find anything comical particularly not the throwing up scenes at the beginning - one barf would have been enough. The violence was gruesome and gratutious.

The sets and costumes were well done but the main character's lack of convincing performance hindered being drawn into the mish mash story. A cast of unusual warriors: Thunderbolt, Angry Panda, Obese Tiger, Evil Monk and Smiling Ghost did help to break up the monotomy.


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