Absurd Accident


Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:15pm
Monday, Nov. 6 at 4:40pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Bouncing with nail-biting suspense and ingenious humor, “Absurd Accident” — young Chinese filmmaker Li Yuhe's feature debut — portrays a puzzling crime in a rural town, where greed, lust, and wit battle it out over one long and eventful night. When a sexually impotent motel owner hires a pro to murder his cheating wife, everything goes exactly as planned — until two blind-daters, a robber, a policeman, and a strange dead body unexpectedly arrive. "Chinese film noir meets the off-kilter sensibilities of the Coen Brothers in a film that is continuously shifting gears,” writes Unseen Films. “This is the sort of audacious indie film that makes you sit up and take notice — and laugh. What an absolute cinematic joy and a hidden treasure."