Let the Bullets Fly

Synopsis: Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.
Director(s): Wen Jiang
Production: Variance Films
  18 wins & 34 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
132 min

"To the end of horizon,"

"four corners of Earth,"

"scattered one's true friends"

"A bottle of wine for remaining joy,"

"as sun sets among the mountains."



You prefer the food or my singing?

I love them both!


Brain and brawn have helped me far,

that's why I am so unique!

One must learn to live in style!

Governor, with your style and poise,

you remind me of...

a modern-day Robin Hood!


Robin Hood is a common thief!

With Samson's might and Solomon's wisdom!

- Bullshit! - Yes, bullshit!


if you're trying to flatter me,

you must first woo my wife!

Compose a poem in her honour.

It must have a tempest, food,

a hotpot, some mist,

pretty maidens, and a mule!

Get up!

Let's eat, sing and be merry!

Sir, we are the elite Republican Guards,

here to ensure your safe passage!


don't - need -to - eat!

You missed?

Let the bullets fly...

Two and Three come with me.

The rest round up the horses.

Raining hot pot?

Pop, we've looked all over.

There is absolutely nothing!

Should we just kill the two survivors?

Tell me where the money is?

Or I'll out off your head,

when the alarm goes off.

Stop it!

Tears won't stop it from ticking.

You'd better come clean with them.

Who might you be, ma'am?

I'm the Governor's wife.

Forgive my impudence.

So you must be the Governor.

Yes, of course! There's money!

We're on our way to inauguration.

He ruined it all by getting drowned!

But we can still hit jackpot

if we take his vacant post.

I'll give you another chance. Tell me more.


- Where is it? - Bought the post with it.

- What for? - To make more money.

- How much? - Twice as much.

- How long will it take? - A year.

I've to wait one year?

A month, if you're in luck.

- Who will be the governor? - Me.

- And who might you be? - I'm a counselor.

You dare to impersonate the Governor?

They've never met him.

- Done this before? - Twice a year.

- Since when? - Eight years ago.

You've made more than $6.4 million?

That's what the "Governor" made.

I only get the small change.

Ever failed?

We use our brains, not brawn.

Where are you heading to?

Goose Town.

How do you explain the hold-up and the bodies?

I bought the train and hired the soldiers.

No one will ever find out.

Don't take it off! Leave your mask on!

I know the rules.

No one lives after seeing a bandit's face.

Just wait here for me.

I'll bring you the money once I have it.

We came to rob a train,

we can't go empty-handed.

No, you can't.

If you die for peeking at me...

That's even worse.

Can I borrow those bodies?

Yes. These bullies deserve no better.

But what do you want to do with them?

They can be more useful than the living.

Take a look at me.

Look at me!

Just one look!

- What's your name? - I...

- What's your bloody name? - Tang.

I'll be the Governor,

and you'll be my counselor!

Let's go and rule Goose Town.

Ma'am, coming with us?

Well, why not?

Brothers, let's move on to Goose Town!

Goose Town here we come!

We've messed up badly.

End up drowning your husband.

I feel bad about it.

I've already been widowed four times.

Don't let there be a fifth time, then!

That's all up to you.

What's important for a couple?

In love.

I can't hear you.

In love.

Six, come greet your Mom.

I wish you well, Mother.

You bring your son to battles?

His father was a comrade. Died in battle.

So I adopted him as my god son.

Now you're my mother.

After we're done with Goose Town,

you must come and join our gang.

Then you can continue to play mother.

One should always aim high.

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