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Beijing 2003.Young writer Han Dong has moved to the big city hoping to make it big. But with no formal education, or proper travel permit, he has been down on his luck. When a reporter at Jingcheng Daily happens upon a piece he wrote and takes him on as an intern, he feels his luck is changing. And when he happens upon an illegal scheme to hide positive Hepatitis B blood results he believes he has struck journalistic gold. But all is not what it seems.
Inspired by the true story of how one man altered the fate of 120 million people with his pen, this debut feature from director Wang Jing, assistant director to Jia Zhang-ke, is both a taut thriller and a humanist drama. One of the most talk about Chinese films of the year, HIFF is honored to feature this film as part of HIFF40.
Synopsis written by: Anna Page