The Black Cannon Incident

The Black Cannon Incident
  • 1985
  • China
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jianxin Huang
  • Cast: Ming Gao, Zifeng Liu, Gerhard Olschewski
  • Language: Mandarin

When Zhao Shuxin loses one of his chess pieces, the black cannon, he sends a telegram to a hotel to ask them to search for it. The ambiguously phrased telegram rouses the attention of the authorities and Zhao soon finds his life turned upside-down. A satirical look at the bureacracy of the Chinese government.

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