Chongqing Hot Pot
- 94 mins
- Putonghua/Chongqing dialect
- Yang Qing
- Chen Kun, Bai Baihe, Qin Hao, Yu Entai
Three high school classmates open a hotpot restaurant in an old bomb shelter in Chongqing. The business turns out a glorious failure. They find a buyer for the restaurant, but must first “enlarge the space.” Digging, they emerge in the vault of the bank next doors. Now they must devise a plan to sneak into the bank and fix the hole. Lucky break: a girl they know from high school is working in the bank. Bad break: the bank is a target of some badass robbers. Working with two of China’s biggest stars, director Yang Qing’s 2nd feature after One Night in Supermarket (2009) continues to showcase his talents with plot twists and comic timing. It’s a spicy hot riot.