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Zhang Yimou's "Noodle Story" to open in US theaters

08-12-2010 09:18 BJT

Chinese director Zhang Yimou's black comedy "A Simple Noodle Story" will open in U.S. theaters on September 3, reports.

The U.S. poster of Zhang Yimou's "Noodle Story" [Photo:]
The U.S. poster of Zhang Yimou's "Noodle Story" [Photo:]

The film is called "A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop" on its U.S. poster, which was specially designed for its U.S. bow.

Adapted from the Coen Brothers' "Blood Simple", the film adds heavy Chinese flavors through Zhang's skill as a director. In order to achieve his desired result, he purposely assembled a group of famous comedy stars including Xiao Shen Yang and Yan Ni.

The film opened in Chinese theaters late last year and has since raked in over 200 million yuan (US$29 million) domestically.

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