Black Cannon Incident (1986)





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Zhao (Liu Zifeng) is a business translator who is demoted when a chess piece referred to as the "black cannon" in his letter is mistaken to be a weapon. He is pulled off an assignment that would send him to Germany, and an incompetent replacement kills the company's multi-million dollar deal. Although he proves the incident was a mistake due to another translator, Zhao becomes the victim of an unflinching bureaucracy and political ideology that hampers his once-promising career. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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One of rare Chinese films dealing with industrial theme, in a modern cinematic language. The final scene is especially suggestive and meaningful, the domino (symbolizing the power collapse) takes place almost in a dreamlike scene. The sunset is editted with the tempo of music. Powerful and illuminating.

Yizhong Gu
Yizhong Gu

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