Synopsis:
Bouncing with nail-biting suspense and ingenious humor, young Chinese filmmaker Li Yuhe’s feature debut portrays a puzzling crime happened in a rural small town, where greed, lust and wit battle it out in one night. It all starts from a sexually impotent motel owner hiring a pro to murder his cheating wife. Everything goes exactly as planned, until two blind daters, a robber, a policeman and a strange dead body unexpectedly arrive.

Official Selection, New York Asian American International Film Festival Nomination, Best Screenplay, Shanghai International Film Festival New Asian Talent
Official Selection, St. Louis International Film Festival

Highlights on Asian Movie Pulse Review ABSURD ACCIDENT by Richard Yu by Adriana Rosati

Director Li has put together a classic comedy with flare, shot in 24 days with a tiny budget and a bunch of little-known yet excellent theatre actors, in a mood that recalls the quirky frontier stories of some Coen brothers’ films

Highlights of Cinema Escapist Review on ABSURD ACCIDENT by Richard Yu
a rollicking comedy that brings life to a bucolic Chinese village..”

“I still thought it would be some dull country story about the life of China’s peasants. However, as the full picture of the story came together, the film’s tempo accelerated until I was on the edge of my seat.”

“…the end of the film left me happy and hungry for more.”

Highlights of EasternKicks Review on ABSURD ACCIDENT by Anthony Gates

“Events are colourful, fast paced and full of unexpected, but gratifying, twists and turns…made me giggle and guffaw throughout.

First time (feature) director, Li Yuhe, keeps tight control of his Coen brothers inspired farce and although straightforward to start with gets sillier and more unpredictable as the night goes on. In fact the sillier it gets the better it is

Park Chan-wook’s vengeance trilogy has clearly had an influence on Luhe and Absurd Accident”

First time (feature) director, Li Yuhe, keeps tight control of his Coen brothers inspired farce and although straightforward to start with gets sillier and more unpredictable as the night goes on. In fact the sillier it gets the better it is

Park Chan-wook’s vengeance trilogy has clearly had an influence on Luhe and Absurd Accident”

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Ever since I watched Takeshi Kitano's "Hana-Bi" for the first time (and many times after that) I have been a cinephile. While much can be said about the technical aspects of film, coming from a small town in Germany, I cherish the notion of art showing its audience something which one does normally avoid, neglect or is unable to see for many different reasons. Often the stories told in films have helped me understand, discover and connect to something new which is a concept I would like to convey in the way I talk and write about films. Thus, I try to include some info on the background of each film as well as a short analysis (without spoilers, of course), an approach which should reflect the context of a work of art no matter what genre, director or cast. In the end, I hope to pass on my joy of watching film and talking about it.