Keep Cool

Keep Cool is a 1997 Chinese black comedy directed by Zhang Yimou and adapted from the novel Evening Papers News by Shu Ping. The film about a bookseller in love in 1990s Beijing, marked a move away from earlier period pictures of Zhang's earlier work to a more realistic Cinéma vérité-like period in his career that also saw him make Happy Times (2000) and Not One Less (1999). Keep Cool also marked only the third time Zhang placed his film in the modern era and the first time Zhang did not work with actress Gong Li.


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    contentLocation Beijing
    director Zhang Yimou
    editor Du Yuan
    genre comedy-drama
    musicBy Zang Tianshuo
    producer Wang Qipeng Wang Wei Zhang Weiping
    publisher Golem Distribución Spain
    recordedAt Beijing
    theme black comedy cinéma vérité