Poetry of the Night: The Noir Trappings of Diao Yinan's The Wild Goose Lake

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Abstract

Replete with sumptuous night-time sequences and gripping, if perfunctory, cat-and-mouse scenes, 'The Wild Goose Lake' evidences - yet again - the stylistic prowess of Chinese writer/director Diao Yinan. Building a world of gangsters, revellers, sex workers and cops, the film is also a meditation on crime, violence, and the tension between culpability and necessity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-79
Number of pages6
JournalMetro
Issue number204
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Asian cinema
  • Film noir
  • Diao Yinan
  • The Wild Goose Lake

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