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Set against the backdrop of a contemporary, Chinese industrial city, the film revolves around a family pushed to the limits, socially and economically, by the father’s hospitalization.
Contemporary China is obviously not a wonderland for many directors. Social realism in cinema has its clichés, and in Asia, they comes with long contemplative shots, minimal or meandering plot, but Wang Chao's film still manages to catch the eye.