Cao Baoping’s noir film ‘Cock and Bull’ to debut in September

Source:Global Times Published: 2016/8/18 18:53:40



Actor Zhang Yi in a scene from Cock and Bull, set to hit the big screen on September 15 Photo: IC


Chinese director Cao Baoping will return to cinemas on September 15 with his new work Cock and Bull, according to a press release sent to the Global Times on Wednesday. The film follows in the same genre as Cao's popular crime-thriller The Dead End, which was both a critical and financial success in the Chinese film market.

Already helping actor Liu Ye grab the Best Actor Award at this year's Shanghai International Film Festival, the film starts with a robbery and then the murder of a motorist in a small town in western China. The main suspect Song Laoer (Liu), who doesn't trust the police to solve the case, works to clear his name by hunting down and capturing the real criminal behind these crimes.

Although Cao has a number of films under his belt, it was The Dead End that enabled him to seize the Best Director Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival last year.

At a recent press conference, Cao told media that "compared with The Dead End, the new film will be more relaxed and feature more humorous moments. Audiences are sure to be happier and be more accepting of the plot. This is one of those black humor films that I prefer."

"I have faith in each one of my films and actors and I like working with them to explore the inner worlds of each role," he noted.

The film also stars Zhang Yi, Duan Bowen, Wang Ziwen and Sun Lei.



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