Let the Bullets Fly (2010) Chinese Movie Information
Title in Chinese – 让子弹飞
Title in Pinyin – Rang Zi Dan Fei
Genre – Action comedy
Subject/theme – Bandits take over a small Sichuan town during the 1920’s
Language – Mandarin
Region – China
China – 16 December 2010
Hong Kong – 13 January 2011
Switzerland – 4 August 2011
Movie runtime – 132 minutes
Director – Jiang Wen
During China’s chaotic warring 20’s a bandit Zhang replaces conman Tang as a small town’s governor. A local mobster Huang who had a financial arrangement with the original governor immediately opposes Zhang’s governorship. Zhang is not to be cheated out of his new found wealth so the plot develops around the struggle between Zhang and Huang.
Editor's Review of Let the Bullets Fly – 8/10
A dry satirical comedy and outstanding peformances by screen legends Chow Yun-fat, Ge You and Carina Lau and Jiang Wen in particular as the lead make Let the Bullets Fly an excellent movie and very enjoyable to watch. A very refreshing movie after the shallow slapstick comedy found in so many recent Chinese movies. Carina Lau as the veteran prostitute and Ge You as a shifty conman were brilliantly cast in their roles.