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China - 59 years old
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

Let the Bullets Fly

by Wen Jiang
Rang Zi Dan Fei
2010 / 132m - China
Let the Bullets Fly poster

It's a remarkable blend of arthouse and commercial cinema that strikes a perfect balance between entertainment and cinematic wonder, one of the most stylishly entertaining films out there.

The good stuff

Hidden Man

by Wen Jiang
Xie Bu Ya Zheng
2018 / 137m - China
Comedy, Action, Crime
Hidden Man poster

Good to see Wen Jiang still has it. For the larger part Hidden Man is on par with Let the Bullets Fly, featuring that same, smirky light-heartedness that makes Jiang's post-2000 work such a delight. Superb cinematography, actors who are in on the joke and an amusing plot make this a fun watch, though not as exuberant as Let the Bullets Fly.

The Sun Also Rises

by Wen Jiang
Tai Yang Zhao Chang Sheng Qi
2007 / 116m - China
Drama, Mystery
The Sun Also Rises poster

Strong on every level, juicy and playful, it's a neat little diamond in the rough. Recommended for adventurous film fans.

Solid pieces

Gone with the Bullets

by Wen Jiang
Yi Bu Zhi Yao
2014 / 140m - China
Comedy, Action, Crime
Gone with the Bullets poster

New York, I Love You

by Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner
2008 / 103m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Romance
New York, I Love You poster

The inoffensive

In the Heat of the Sun

by Wen Jiang
Yang Guang Can lan De Ri Zi
1994 / 134m - China
Drama, Romance
In the Heat of the Sun poster

A decent, nicely shot and entertaining coming of age drama. It's a little long and Jiang is merely sticking to what's known to been working in the genre, but the acting is fine, the cinematography is solid and the characters are quite fun to hang around with. Not his greatest work, but a good start to his career nonetheless.

Dubious filler

Devils on the Doorstep

by Wen Jiang
Guizi Lai Le
2000 / 139m - China
Comedy, Drama, War
Devils on the Doorstep poster

Disappointing film from Jiang. The erratic camera doesn't work that well, characters are very loud and obnoxious and the running time is simply inexcusable. There are some decent moments and the use of black and white is fine, but that alone won't save this film. Luckily his more recent work is way better than this.