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Have A Nice Day

Directed by

Liu Jian
2017
77 mins

This graphic novel-esqe crime story takes place in a decaying, nameless concrete town somewhere in modern China. The story centers around a stolen bag of money and the hapless no-hopers attempting to chase it down.

 

Both a searing social commentary on the greed and corruption that permeates capitalist China and a witty dark comedy with noirish sensibilities.

 

Small-time criminals who are violent yet philosophical, disillusioned youths, a tired construction and real estate industry are all vividly brought to life through Liu Jian’s stylish and minimalist animation.