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Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le)2018

Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Grim and gripping in equal measure, Have a Nice Day is an animated drama that pulls no punches -- and leaves a satisfying mark.

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A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée's failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money... Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.

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Cast

Siming Yang
as Uncle Liu
Kou Cao
as Yellow Eye
Xiaofeng Ma
as Thin Skin
Changlong Zhu
as Xiao Zhang
Kai Cao
as Lao Zhao
Yin Zheng
as Second Sister

Critic Reviews for Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le)

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A stunning achievement... Nobody is making films quite like Liu Jian.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The individuals, like the animation, are two-dimensional. But that's surely the point.

March 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's an elegantly and wittily drawn piece of work, the design being clear, simple, sometimes almost two-dimensional, foregrounding droll and telling detail: it could almost function as a storyboard cartoon for a live-action version.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

We'd like to take the whole film home, to keep it and cherish its dark wit and intensity.

March 21, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A conventional tale of bungled crime given a fresh lick of primary-coloured paint.

March 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Animation allows for greater freedom to play with the perception of time and space, and one of the film's great joys is simply looking at it.

February 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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