Chinese writer Zhang Yimou keeps you guessing through a puzzling historical homicide puzzle that captures every last frame. Full River Red tells the origin of the famous Song Dynasty poem; where the general and national hero Yue Fei was wager rayed by a traitorous politician who gained great fame. The film combines dark humor, suspense and Machiavellian hoaxes in a confusing detective novel. There are enough stabs in the back to require an additional order of knives. The liminateful operator’s work and the movie tography support an adrenaline rush when the duplicity lasts for a long time.
The action takes place eight hundred year ago and shortly after Yue’s execution, Jinn’s delegation is going to meet with Prime Minister Song Qin hui (Lei Jain) for an important meeting. The palace closes when the diplomat Jinn was found spike last night. The paranoid Qin hui, who allows only a few deaf maids to be in his presence, order to find the homicides.
Deputy Commander Sun Jun (Jackson Yi) rushes all the guards. He begins to cut his throat until the modest Zhang Da (Shen Teng), who is also Sun’s despised nephew, speaks. He has an important lead that will save his life. Sun leads Zhang to Qin Hui and his devious adviser, the lords He Li (Zhang Yi) and Wu Yichud (Yue Yun Peng).
Zhang knows that the Zither (Wang Zai), dancer and wife, was brought to entertain the diplomat Jin. The frightened Zither, after seeing the ruthless Lord HAE in action, admits that the diplomat had a letter intended for the prime minister. This information is presented to Qin Hui, who issues a decree to Zhang and the surprised sun. Zhang has two hour before dawn. He must find the demolish and return the letter, otherwise he perils terrible consequences because of the failure.
Complete the twists and turns of River Red as the agendas are unveiled. Everyone has something to hide or a reason why a letter is needed. Qin hui knows that his grip is weak. The ruthless exaltation makes many doubt his loyalty to the Song Dynasty and the emperor. The lords He and Wu would have taken possession of Qin if they had primarily received the letter of accusation. Zhang must be one step ahead to stay alive. It’s not easy when the sun is breathing down your neck. Their uneasy Alliance turns the feel into allies, and vice versa, when the true scale of the plot is revealed.
To say that a lot is happening is to minimize the importance. IMO (the House of Flying Dagger, the Curse of the Golden Flower), who also co-wrote the script, methodically removes the layers of his character. The stratagem transforms a certain inevitability at one moment into a clever opportunity at the next. No one is what they seem to be. There’s always another card to play. Constant feints are tedious when you are wondering what is really going on. Where does the plot lead?
IMO fuels the sniping of curiosity through the masterful movie to graphic techniques and acute ferocity. He uses a control pitch over his head to track what is happening in the gray night. The ethereal apostates reveal immense secrets in a bloody and emotionally demanding climax. You will attract attention when the number of corpses increases. Full River Red was a box office success in China, where this story arouses national pride. The global spectator will not feel the impact of the legacy but will appreciate the best aspects of the film.