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Have a Nice Day Rated 15

Have a Nice Day

Dir. Liu Jian. China, 2017. 1h 18m. Mandarin/subs. Starring Yang Siming, Cao Kou, Ma Xiaofeng, Zhu Changlong, Cao Kai, Zheng Yi.

On the outskirts of a city in southern China, a ragtag ensemble of scheming hoodlums, scuzzy hitmen, and a murderous mob boss pursue a bag of stolen cash. Liu Jian’s brutally funny crime noir confirms his reputation as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.

'This lean animation brings brutal humour and a decidedly offhand approach to hammer-based violence in an unsparing portrait of a post-communist society. ‘ ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer.

'Fans of Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch will delight in Liu Jian’s animated crime noir.’ ★★★★ David Jenkins, Little White Lies