China is but one of several Asian countries where new and exciting things are happening. What separates the new generation from the previous one is first and foremost form; the sixth generation shows a wider range in terms of form and style. The plot is simple stuff: a respected and likeable policeman loses his gun in a small, rural village, and that’s when all hell breaks loose. The gun must be found, and the hunt is on. The village is turned upside down, the Hitchcock-like paranoia flows freely, and eventually every villager the policeman meets is a suspect… The Missing Gun is a light and hugely entertaining film and has been compared to such diverse films as Tykwer’s Run Lola Run, Sabu’s Postman Blues and Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave, among others.