Mystery (2012 film)


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Directed by Lou Ye
Produced by Kristina Larsen
Starring Hao Lei
Qin Hao
Qi Xi
Release dates
  • 18 May 2012 (2012-05-18) (Cannes)
Running time
98 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

Mystery (浮城謎事) is a 2012 Chinese drama film directed by Lou Ye. This is Lou Ye's seventh film but only the second (with Purple Butterfly in 2003) to have been released in his own country.[1] The story is based on a series of posts under the title of "This Is How I Punish A Cheating Man And His Mistress" (《看我如何收拾贱男与小三》), which has over one million hits. "Mystery is beautiful and violent, both in the emotions it deals with and the scenes that display them. It echoes some of contemporary China's own problems, such as corruption, money, ambiguity and morality," says Brice Pedroletti in his review on The Guardian[2]

The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4] At the 7th Asian Film Awards the film won the Asian Film Award for Best Film.[5]


Lu Jie has no idea her husband Yongzhao is leading a double life, until the day she sees him entering a hotel with a young woman. Her world crumbles – and it’s just the beginning.



  1. Pedroletti, Brice. "Mystery (Fucheng mishi) - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  2. Pedroletti, Brice. "Mystery (Fucheng mishi) - review".
  3. "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  4. Bradshaw, Peter (18 May 2012). "Cannes 2012: Mystery – review". Guardian. London. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  5. "Michelle Yeoh honoured at Asian film awards". BBC News. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-19.

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