Cannes 2021: Gaey Wa’r (Streetwise) movie review – Chinese drama about small-town thugs is not your usual crime movie

//Cannes 2021: Gaey Wa’r (Streetwise) movie review – Chinese drama about small-town thugs is not your usual crime movie

Cannes 2021: Gaey Wa’r (Streetwise) movie review – Chinese drama about small-town thugs is not your usual crime movie

3.5/5 starsWhen is a crime film not a crime film? Chinese filmmaker Na Jiazuo’s debut, Gaey Wa’r (also known as Streetwise) – premiering in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section this year – doesn’t exactly ask that question, but it’s something you’re left pondering after watching this tale of small-town debt collectors, hustlers and think-they’re-tough guys.“Dedicated to all souls in need of comfort”, the closing credits say, and it’s really a minimalist character study of a…

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