Li Gaocheng is the mayor of the city of Haizhou. One day, workers at the textile factory of which he used to be chief are in uproar. Indeed, the workers accuse the new managers of the ... See full summary »
Li Gaocheng is the mayor of the city of Haizhou. One day, workers at the textile factory of which he used to be chief are in uproar. Indeed, the workers accuse the new managers of the factory are stealing money allocated to the plant. Initially, Li can't believe the men he selected are corrupt, but later he finds out more and more evidence are against them. Soon after, Li discovers the most senior backer of this scheme is the person who selected him as the mayor as well as his wife is involved in this conspiracy... Written by
L.H. Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Masterpiece of social criticism on the rampant corruption in China
The literal translation of the title of this movie is actually: Selection between life and death.
This movie paints an accurate picture of the rampant corruption in China, namely, the "connection net". The "connection net" that links up everyone like the way the gangsters controls their gang members, and members embezzle the money together, and covers up for everyone.
The movie is based loosely on a true story and many identical events also happened in real life, which is far to common in China. To alert potential investors or merchants of the tactics corrupted officials used, this movie was aired in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the top two foreign investors in China.
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