HAVE A NICE DAY
World Cinema

Have A Nice Day

(Hao Ji Le)

Year 2017
Runtime 77 mins
Language Mandarin
Subtitles English

A stylish animated heist film that smartly mixes references to the cinema of Jia Zhang-ke and Quentin Tarantino.

Liu Jian’s remarkable HAVE A NICE DAY is a stylish animated film that doesn’t hold back its punches. The film centres around a bag of million yuan that a driver (Xiao Zhang) steals from his mobster boss, Uncle Liu. He needs the money to help pay for his girlfriend’s corrective plastic surgery. Naturally, the crime boss wants the money back and won’t stop until he gets it. However, news of the robbery spreads fast and a few others join the hunt for the money.

Peppered with smartly placed political references, HAVE A NICE DAY channels some of the anger of Jia Zhang-ke’s A TOUCH OF SIN and filters everything through the cool lens of a Quentin Tarantino film. The end result is a completely original film that takes us on a wild unpredictable journey.

Countries

China
Festivals
Berlin International Film Festival, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Seattle International Film Festival, Fantasia, Atlantic International Film Festival, Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival
Director
Liu Jian
Producer
Jin Rui
Screenwriter
Liu Jian
Cinematographer
Lin Shan
Editor
Minbing Xiaoliu
Music
The Shanghai Restoration Project
Cast
Zhu Changlong, Cao Kai, Liu Jian, Yang Siming, Shi Haitao, Ma Xiaofeng
Animation
Liu Jian