Director Zhang Yimou ("Ju Dou") burlesques the noir genre with this crazily operatic, screwball-comic variation on the Coens' 1985 film "Blood Simple." Here, the stingy owner of a noodle shop gets into hot water when he attempts to engineer the murder of his unfaithful wife. The deal he makes with a police officer fatally backfires, leading to an assortment of complex and hilarious reversals. Honglei Sun, Xiao Shen-Yang, and Ni Yan star. AKA: "A Simple Noodle Story." 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Mandarin DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes. In Mandarin with English subtitles.