"Absurd Accident's hangdog humor rarely fails"
Film Journal International
Bouncing with nail-biting suspense and ingenious humor, young Chinese filmmaker Li Yuhe's feature debut portrays a puzzling crime that happens in a small, rural town, where greed, lust and wit battle it out in one night. It all starts with a sexually challenged motel owner who hires a professional killer to punish his cheating wife. Everything goes exactly as planned until two blind dates, a robber, a policeman, and a strange dead body unexpectedly arrive. Confident, informed and effortless, Absurd Accident is not unlike a Chinese Fargo, as cops, crooks and cuckolds stumble over a corpse in this clever film noir comedy.
Directed by Li Yuhe, China, 2017, 97 mins. In Chinese with English subtitles.
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