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A young man tries to get away from his family's overwhelming power, but when he accidentally kills a local thug, his fate will be intricately linked to his father's. A woman, who for years ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Weimin Huo ... Xiao Weiguo
Xiaotian Wang ... Xiao Zongyao
Yun Luo ... Huang Huan
Yuzen Yang ... Madre di Xiao Zongyao
Li Sun ... Li Qin
Xian Cao ... Chen Zili
Zhigang Jia ... Da Zhuang
Shengjie Shao ... Wang Baoshan
Ziqing Zhu ... Bai Hu
Zichen Wang ... Bai Guoqing
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A young man tries to get away from his family's overwhelming power, but when he accidentally kills a local thug, his fate will be intricately linked to his father's. A woman, who for years has been victim of domestic violence, finds comfort in the arms of her ex-lover. The news of the death of her husband arrives as she was planning his murder. An honest village chief plans to retire but an exceptional event related to his son will pull him into the abyss. Written by anonymous

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Surprising little gem of a mystery...
28 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

This little gem of a movie takes place in rural China revolving round several complex relationships and families linked together by the death of an unlikable thug who is also the key connector of what goes on in these separate families.

Beyond the central mystery of the coffin, the various stories of the families unfold in a non-linear fashion, forward and back in time, the characters of each family impacting the fate of another in intriguing ways.

Unlike many Asian movies that rush into the popular "mystery" genre, the film is replete with twists and turns that manage to be intelligently coherent, the ends all tie together, the audience slowly grasps the bigger picture and its resolution is immensely satisfying.


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