Set in a Chinese noodle shop in desert, the noodle shop owner schemes to murder his adulterous wife and her lover

Prod companies: Edko Films (Hong Kong), Sony Pictures Classics (US), Beijing New Picture Film (China)

Backers: Edko Films (Hong Kong), Sony Pictures Classics (US), Beijing New Picture Film (China)

Producers: Bill Kong, Zhang Weiping

Budget: $11.71m

Intl sales: Edko Films, Sony Pictures Classics (North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand)

Director: Zhang Yimou

Screenplay: Shang Jing, Xu Zhengchao, Shi Jianquan, Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen (1984 Screenplay Blood Simple)

Cast: Sun Honglei, Ni Dahong, Xiao Shenyang, Yan Ni

Locations: Gansu Province, Beijing City, China

Shooting dates: from June, 2009 to Sept 2009

Contact: Edko Films