Wrath of Silence

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Directed by Xin Yukun
2017
China
119 minutes
18+
A stylish and provocative Chinese action film with noir and Western elements. When his son disappears, a miner embarks on a desperate and violent search for the truth.

Principled and impetuous, Baomin works as a miner far from his home village, but makes a quick return when he learns that his son disappeared while shepherding. Baomin’s fellow townspeople, with whom he has a longstanding dispute, are unhelpful. Unspeaking and impatient, Baomin never hesitates to use his fists, or any makeshift weapon that comes to hand, to extract the information he needs. He soon links his son’s disappearance to a corrupt and sadistic gangster, and a lawyer whose own child has gone missing. Expertly transplanting elements of the Western and film noir into his severe Northern China setting, Xin weaves a propulsive and thrilling tale that effectively portrays a society where justice is hard to come by.

Long and twisty and attention-grabbing from the outset, this Chinese western cloaks its human poignancy in intricate action choreography and occasionally gory thrills. – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

Taking his cue from auteurs like Johnnie To and Park Chan-wook, Xin has now established himself as one of China's most astute makers of taut, gritty thrillers. – Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

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Wrath of Silence

Event Cinemas George St 5
Fri 8 June
8:15pm—10:14pm
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Wrath of Silence

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Mon 11 June
6:30pm—8:29pm
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Year
2017
Classification
18+
Country
China
Language
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Director
Xin Yukun
Producer
Gao Yitian
Cast
Song Yang, Jiang Wu, Yuan Wenkang
Screenwriter
Xin Yukun
Cinematographer
He Shan
Program Strand
Company Credits
World Sales: Fortissimo Films
Original Title
Bao Lie Wu Sheng
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