A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. News of a robbery spreads fast, and over the course of one night everyone starts looking for the stolen swag. A whirlwind neo-noir, and a pioneering slice of independent Chinese animation.
Earning immediate comparisons to Tarantino, Liu Jian’s low-key, sly animated neo-noir is full of biting critique––anti-Trump and Brexit references!––and its subversive depiction of moral decay in today’s China did not amuse the censors. Bonus: an infectious score by The Shanghai Restoration Project.
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