Is there a more perfect marriage between genres than comedies and crime films? Crime comedies have become a staple of contemporary cinema, partially due to the pleasure in seeing nefarious plans go haywire, but also through their depiction of the outrageous challenges that the working class faces. The three films in this series tackle present-day social issues in mainland China, satirizing social hierarchy through the prism of lawlessness and varying styles of the genre. Infused with a sharp and striking sense of dark humor, Cock and Bull is the story of a small-town mechanic uncovering deep-seeded corruption. Telling a similar tale of exploitation is A Fool, which takes a different approach by dismantling the moral bankruptcy of capitalist greed through its deadpan expressions and irony. Meanwhile, A Cool Fish is a multifaceted and absurd tale of people living on the margins of society, told through boisterous, physical comedy. By turns exhilarating and amusing, these three films speak universal truths about class dynamics by taking different forms to shed a light on the moral conundrums of criminality.