From left: Karry Wang, Dong Zijian and Dilraba Dilmurat in a still from the Chinese film Namiya (category IIA; Mandarin), directed by Han Jie. Jackie Chan co-stars.

Film review: Namiya – Chinese remake, starring Jackie Chan, lacks the enigmatic poetry of Japanese original

New version sticks largely to story of original, in which three delinquents take shelter in an abandoned store and find a magical portal to the past, but simplifies it and changes narrative focus; it’s clumsy and less satisfying

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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From left: Karry Wang, Dong Zijian and Dilraba Dilmurat in a still from the Chinese film Namiya (category IIA; Mandarin), directed by Han Jie. Jackie Chan co-stars.
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