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The assailant easily eludes the mostly clueless local cop Li Zhanshan and his underlings but Cao Bing, who runs a pig breeding station, is made of stern stuff and her sleuthing abilities are more impressive than Li's.
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The assailant easily eludes the mostly clueless local cop Li Zhanshan and his underlings but Cao Bing, who runs a pig breeding station, is made of stern stuff and her sleuthing abilities are more impressive than Li's.

Absorbing, slow-paced thriller

Apr 17, 2015 5:50 AM

A CHUBBY village policeman and an elderly pig breeder are reluctant allies on the trail of a serial rapist in North by Northeast, a deceptively slow but smart, witty and perfectly absorbing thriller that captures the pulse of village life in China soon after the end of the Cultural Revolution.