Li Yifeng (centre) plays a young man forced to take part in a potentially deadly gambling tournament in the film Animal World (category IIB; Mandarin, English). Directed by Han Yan, the film also stars Michael Douglas and Zhou Dongyu

Animal World film review: Li Yifeng, Michael Douglas in Chinese gambling fantasy, based on Japanese hit Kaiji

An earnest adaptation of a profoundly silly Japanese anime, Chinese director Han Yan’s film is about a young man stuck in a dead-end job who dreams of slaying monsters and gets sucked into a deadly game of rock-paper-scissors

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Li Yifeng (centre) plays a young man forced to take part in a potentially deadly gambling tournament in the film Animal World (category IIB; Mandarin, English). Directed by Han Yan, the film also stars Michael Douglas and Zhou Dongyu
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