One Trailer and a Slew of Posters for Yang Shupeng’s An Inaccurate Memoir

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All efforts to find a proper synopsis for this promising Chinese actioner have failed. My investigation yielded incredibly weak results; one site says the film is about gangsters who are attempting to kidnap a “groom”, while the other claims its about bandits who try to pass themselves off as ordinary people. So here’s my theory: the flick follows the adventures of several badass bandits who plot to kidnap a person of influence by disguising themselves as law-abiding citizens. A reasonable deduction, I think.

Truthfully, story is completely secondary at this point. The trailer features, sex, violence, girls with swords, people in masks, and a fair amount of gunplay. If it’s all put together in a stylish, cohesive manner, that’s all that matters. Because I’m cinematically shallow, and I really don’t care.

“An Inaccurate Memoir” stars Huang Xiaoming, Zhang Yi, Zhang Xinyi, Ni Jingyang, Wang Lie, Tino Bao, Sun Lei, Didi Zhang, and Ma Zhiming. Look for the film to arrive in Chinese theaters on April 24th, 2012. The trailer, as well as a slew of posters, have been embedded below.

Via : 24 Frames Per Second

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
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    I saw the movie in Xian. Didn’t understand too many words, but the gestures and pictures speak for themselves; the characters are tailored in a typical way (you have the mastermind, the funny guy, the sexy lady, the wild one, the loyal handicapped, etc.); the action is well directed and cut.
    It’s about a gang of bandits, fair enough, but sure there has to be a patriotic twist at the end, when normal Hollywood movies would end …: then these Chinese gangsters turn political and start engaging their violence against the Japanese conquerors …
    There is however, a great sequence, when the gang is about to get busted by officials (before they turn against the Japanese …) in their subterranean maze of earthen corridors: this is great flawless cinema, and the music especially is thrilling like seldom. Would serve as a highlight excerpt on how Chinese cinema doesn’t need Hollywood.