Only the River Flows

Shujun Wei
2023 - Thriller - 101 min

International cinema

Only the River Flows


1990s, town of Banpo, rural China. The body of a woman is found by the river. Ma Zhe, head of the criminal police, leads the murder investigation, which results in an obvious arrest. His superiors are quick to congratulate him, but several clues lead Ma Zhe to delve deeper into the hidden behaviors of his fellow citizens. If Only the River Flows, with its dark, rainy images and cigarette-smoking detective, evokes a typically stylized neo-noir, its repeated subversions of the genre lend a postmodern touch to this thriller that is both breathless and reflective.



FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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