Shanghai Noir a flashback to comedies of the past

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Finally, a photo of Zhou Dongyu where she doesn’t look twelve.

Combining modern humor with the feel of a traditional noir film,  detective film Shanghai Noir 暴走神探 released an unconventionally clever trailer as it tries to ride the wave of interest in its supporting actor Yang Yang.

Watch the trailer of the Clara Law film starring Ethan Ruan, Yang Zishan, Zhou Dongyu, and Yang Yang below.

The Winners of the 46th Golden Horse Awards

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I bumped the list of nominations because the ceremony is today, and edited in the winners. This was a shocker because a certain film got shut out, winning none of its nominations. (Hint: it’s one of the above – both heavy favorites for the best picture award)

The whole thing was a lot more boring than last year, probably because the jury did not pick very big films, and completely had shut out Red Cliff 2 from nominations.

Although interestingly – this year was the first year purely Chinese films were allowed to compete. Before they had to be partially invested in by Taiwanese producers. And in a sign of better cross-strait relations China’s CCTV in tur broadcasted the awards.

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