Hao ji le
Animated, Asian, Comedy, Crime
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Sardonic, unhurried and quietly absurdist, Liu Jian’s animated neo-noir truly follows the money as it’s stolen more than once through a faded urban streetscape in southern China, evoking Blade Runner, The Godfather and the works of Tarantino by turns.
But this isn’t just a darkly comic mob caper. Against a murky backdrop of greenish-gray, advertisements pop in bright colors while the main characters dream bleakly of having the cash to redo botched plastic surgery or level up to “online shopping freedom,” revealing a tough-minded critique of contemporary consumer culture in China and beyond.
Sardonic, unhurried and quietly absurdist, this animated neo-noir set in southern China doubles as a critique of contemporary consumer culture. Director Liu Jian creates a darkly beautiful backdrop for a mob caper that evokes Blade Runner, The Godfather and the works of Tarantino by turns.