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This is the kind of movie where the hero can walk into a nightclub or fancy party and immediately silkily dressed women, haughty Chinese gangsters, sneering Japanese officers and vital clues about his friend jump out at him from every corner.
People buy him drinks but he seldom gets to finish one.
Paul narrates the story in a neo-noir voiceover, tossing off tonally blunted remarks such as “a night at the German embassy can feel like a thousand years.” All women are duplicitous, whores or addicts — got to keep those cultural clichés alive — while the men like to punctuate conversations with gunfire.
Paul is smitten by the gorgeous wife, Anna (Gong Li), of local gangster Anthony Lan-Ting (Chow Yun-Fat), but manages to catch the practiced eye of Colonel Tanaka (Ken Watanabe), head of the Japanese secret police.
The world and especially China, much of it occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army, is going up in flames but all Paul is obsessed about is finding his pal’s killer.
His cover is that he’s a reporter for the Shanghai Herald where he writes pro-German nonsense that somehow lands on the front page. Everyone figures he’s a spy and he spends little time trying to dissuade anyone he’s not.Although dating for a year, Gong Li and Jean-Michel continued to act like they are in their honeymoon phase.During a filming break from her new project with Mark Chao (趙又廷), Gong Li put on a pair of sunglasses and went shopping with Jean-Michel on the streets of Shanghai.Recently, Gong Li was spotted with music composer Jean-Michel Jarre on the streets of Shanghai.Hugging intimately, their behavior spoke volumes about their close relationship.She first came to international prominence through her close collaboration with Chinese director Zhang Yimou and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at Venice for her performance in his 1992 film The Story of Qiu Ju.