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Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018)

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A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée's failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money... Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.

Cast

Siming Yang
as Uncle Liu
Kou Cao
as Yellow Eye
Xiaofeng Ma
as Thin Skin
Changlong Zhu
as Xiao Zhang
Kai Cao
as Lao Zhao
Yin Zheng
as Second Sister

Critic Reviews for Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le)

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

Like in any good genre yarn, there are a lot of unexpected twists and turns as characters run into each other - often quite literally and sometimes even with their vehicles - in the desperate hope of getting their hands on the money.

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Liu Jian plays all this out against a detailed physical, social, and economic landscape; in Have a Nice Day money has the power to create illusions and just as easily destroy them.

February 14, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

You may have seen some of the worst that humanity has to offer, but you've seen it through the fresh, distinct and clarifying vision of a gifted new artist.

February 1, 2018 | Full Review…

A mix of realism and punky attitude, with a punishing greyness to the animation that gives the whole shebang the feeling of a cosmic joke.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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Have a Nice Day has the rough contours of an early Quentin Tarantino film with the particulars of a more arty, meditative mood piece.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The stylistic quirks that define the bitterly funny Chinese animated neo-noir Have a Nice Day are thrillingly original.

January 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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