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Screener Squad: The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake Movie Review


While called “The Wild Goose Lake” in English, in Chinese, this movie’s title actually translates to “Meeting at South Train Station,” which might give a better sense of the tone this neo-noir portrays. After accidentally killing a cop, Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) is met in a rainy train station by the mysterious Liu Aiai (Gwei Lun-mei). Together they try to outrun the police, local gang members, and sometimes each other to avoid the bounty placed on Zhou’s head. So heat up a bowl of noodles, put on a record of Boney M.’s “Rasputin,” and listen to Mindy, Adrian, Hunter, and Lewayne breakdown director Yi’nan Diao’s latest art film pretending to be a crime thriller.


DIRECTED BY: Yi’nan Diao

STARRING:Hu Ge, Gwei Lun-mei, Liao Fan, Wan Qian, Qi Dao, Huang Jue, Chloe Maayan, Zhang Yicong, Chen Yongzhong

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