Blind Shaft (2003)
as Tang Zhaoyang
as Xiao Li
as Song Jinming
as Yuan Fengming
as Xiao Hong
as Boss Huang
as Miss Ma
as Karaoke Manager
as Mu Jie
as Lao Li
as Xiao Fang
as Boss Wang
as Ticket Seller
Critic Reviews for Blind Shaft
Fresh, stark and consistently uncompromising, Li Yang's Blind Shaft is an exceptional Chinese film noir.
While the lack of a musical track, energizing editing and visual variety makes Blind Shaft tedious viewing at times, the story is strong enough to sustain interest.
Engrossing because of its amazingly well-documented milieu, which German-trained writer-director Li Yang filmed on location in the northern provinces.
Unfolds as fast and mercilessly as the way Song and Tang approach their victims: It sideswipes us.
Following the story is like walking down a mine shaft. Even with a weak headlamp, you kind of know where it's going, and it can't be good. But follow it you do, thanks to Yang's relentless, verite-style filmmaking.
Audience Reviews for Blind Shaft
This morality tale flows with good speed and characterizations leading to a conclusion that seems appropriate. Great story telling.
The last great Chinese movie I saw. Very funny and realistic depiction of modern China, with that hilarious line, "Okay, we'll first get him laid, then we'll kill him."
Part a jarring depiction of harsh realities of modern-day China, part a thriller, this movie is very effective in its minimalist style.
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