Have a Nice Day

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Fri, Apr 13, 2018 9:55 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 9:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Focus Country: China
Tags:Action
Animation
Asian Interest
Crime
Culture & Society
Drama
Thriller
Voice Category:Thrill Me
Chill Me
Release Year:2017
Runtime:77 min
Country/Region:China
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Strand
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpXrwYr_1cM
Cast/Crew
Director:Liu Jian
Co-Director:Liu Jian
Producer:Yang Cheng
Liu Jian
Lynne Wang
Cinematographer:Lin Shan
Screenwriter:Liu Jian
Editor:Minbing Xiaoliu
Principal Cast:Zhu Changlong
Cao Kai
Liu Jian
Yang Siming
Filmography:Piercing I ('10)

Description

After his fiance’s botched plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang decides to take drastic measures to help her correct it and steals a case containing over a million yuan ($150,000 in US dollars) belonging to his boss, a local mobster. Word about the missing case reaches the mobster, Uncle Liu, and off we go on a heart-pounding race to get the money back. This turns out to be easier said than done when Xiao Zhang himself gets robbed!

Director Liu Jian gives us a tour of China’s underworld and the odd characters that inhabited it in this edgy, vividly drawn animated thriller.  Xiao Zhang’s descent into the worst night of his life is starkly rendered into a modern noir via animation, which is filled with suspicious characters who find themselves caught in absurdity rather than looking for a road beyond the darkness.

Liu Jian Chinese animator and film director Liu Jian began his career in 1995, and has since become a well-known name in the industry, eventually going on to found the Le-joy Animation Studio in 2007. Based in Nanjing, his first turn as a director was in 2010 with the film Piercing I.