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Have a Nice Day

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Fans of powerful and disturbing thrillers will not be disappointed by "Have a Nice Day"!

Have a Nice Day is a Chinese animated film written and directed by Jian Liu and released in 2017. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, it received the Grand Jury Award at the La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival.

The story takes place in a small town in the south of China. Xiao Zhang, a mere driver on behalf of a local gangster, steals a bag full of money from his boss, thinking that it will help him to save his relationship with his fiancée. The news of this desperate act spreads very quickly in the dark world of gangsters and other ruthless individuals, who will try to seize the opportunity of getting revenge for a bitter and violent day-to-day life. There is consequently a high-speed car chase throughout the night to find Xiao Zhang and the bag of money.

The theme of money sending people crazy is at the heart of this black comedy, which uses a sober and jolting style of animation.


The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Have a Nice Day

    Directed by: Jian LIU

    Country: China

    Year of production: 2017

    Running time: 01 h 17 min

  • Technique

    Category: Sneak preview

    Techniques used: drawing on paper

    Version: Version originale chinoise sous-titrée français ou anglais

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Jian LIU


    Distribution: ROUGE DISTRIBUTION, Emilie DJIANE

    Artistic direction: Lai Baoer

    Script: Jian Liu

    Graphics: Jian Liu

    Sets: Jian Liu

    Music: The Shanghai Restoration Project Presents

    Sound: Li Danfeng

    Editing: Minbing Xiaoliu

    Voice: Zhu Changlong, Cao Kai, Jian Liu, Yang Siming, Shi Haitao, Ma Xiaofeng, Xue Feng, Zheng Yi, Cao Kou