Gone with the Bullets

Synopsis: Set in 1920s Shanghai, Ma Zouri and Xiang Feitian establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city's elite attend the gala event, but when Wanyan Ying unexpectedly wins, it sets into motion a series of tragic events that change their destinies.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Wen Jiang
  3 wins & 9 nominations.
140 min


To be or not to be?

To be or not to be?

Why ask me? I'm not a prince.

Not anymore.

To be or not to be?

Not since I accidentally caused

the fall of the Ching dynasty.

I moved to Shanghai,

where everyone reinvents themselves.

I became a fixer for the rich.

A con artist.

To be or not to be?

I have a talent for telling lies.

Is it my fault everyone believes me?

My story starts when Wu-Seven...

...seventh son

of the great General Wu...

...came to me for a favour.

To be or not to be?

I am Ma Zouri.

I believe in Shanghai.

I made it here.

My father made it here.

My cousins made it here.

Anyway, here's how

I shamed Shanghai.

I've fallen for an Italian broad

who I wanted to bang.

I flew her to Shanghai.

She asked for a bowl of noodles

from Chef Huang.

I said, "Done!" I cleared the street,

booked the restaurant.

I even brought her the noodles myself.

She didn't touch them. She asked me:

"Where's the chef?"

I said, "She's gone."

Then she asked,

"And the people on the street?"

I said, "I got rid of them all."

She was furious.

She stuck her finger in my face

and said:

"You schmuck!"

Me? Wu-Seven?

Called a schmuck

by a little Italian tramp?

So the next day I sped to the airport...

...and stopped her plane on the tarmac.

I stuck my piece

in her bodyguard's face.


I boarded her plane

and confronted her, "Signorina...

...I'm here with your noodles

and Chef Huang."

She tried the noodles,

"This is not wok-fresh."

I said, "What?"


This is the essence

of fine Chinese cooking.

Stray but 5 metres from her kitchen...

...that wok-fresh aroma is lost!

Master Wu-Seven...

...you are Chinese,

the son of a warlord.

But you know crap about wok-fresh!

Forget about me.

Forget about Rome.

To me you're nothing.

Nothing but new money."

With that she flew off to Tokyo...

...to try some Japanese udon.

I felt like a complete fool.

Even Chef Huang snickered at me.

So I asked all my advisors:

"How do I restore my dignity...

...impress this babe...

...and turn my money from new to old?"

Everyone said...

...I should come to see you...

...Ma Zouri.

Why did you take her to noodles...

...without coming to me first?

From now on,

I'll always come to you first.

You have to help me.


No, that I cannot do.

- Huang doesn't deserve to die.

- Tell me.

You.... How much for a "yes"?

You have no respect for me.

You don't treat me as a friend.

You come for help

without even addressing me properly.

You called me Ma, not Mr. Ma.

Mr. Ma, I've been so upset

by this "new money."

I can't even finish spending my cash.

- How much?

- Enough to buy half of Shanghai.

Mr. Ma, help me spend it.

But with one condition:

Make me look like old money.

Do this, then name your own price.

Master Wu-Seven...

...why such disrespect?

I was once an aristocrat.

If I'd only been more careful...

- ...it wouldn't have ended.

- What ended?

Tell him. It's time for the truth.

Don't blame yourself

for the empire's demise.

I am responsible. It was a snowy eve.

The empress dowager summoned me.

"The Allies are invading," she cried.

"And the people are rebelling!

How do I save the empire?" I said:

"No big deal. Starting tomorrow...

...all men should...

...cut off their pigtails."

The empress dowager gasped.

I went on, "Show everyone...

...we nobles can be new."

The empress was delirious.

"You're my guy, Ma!

And now go. Get it done!

Tomorrow I'll issue an imperial edict."

I was so happy.

I ran all the way out of the palace.

The snow hushed the night.

I wanted to raise a toast

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Wen Jiang

Wen Jiang (Chinese: 文姜; died 673 BC) was a princess of the State of Qi and duchess of the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. She was a daughter of Duke Xi of Qi and sister of Duke Xiang and Duke Huan of Qi. She was the main wife of Duke Huan of Lu and mother of Duke Zhuang of Lu. She is best known for having an incestuous relationship with her brother Duke Xiang, who had her husband murdered. Her clan name was Jiang (姜) and Wen was her posthumous title. more…

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