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The Dead End (2015)

Lie ri zhuo xin (original title)
It is a story about the redemption of three man, a cab driver who never takes credit for helping others, a auxiliary policeman who never asks for promotion even when he risks his life to ... See full summary »

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Baoping Cao
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yihong Duan Yihong Duan ... Yi Guchun
Chao Deng ... Xin Xiaofeng
Tao Guo ... Yang Zidao
Luodan Wang ... Yi Guxia
Jackie Chung-yin Lui ... Taiwanese designer (as Lv Songxian)
Hu Gao ... Chen Bijue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liuxi Bai ... Killed girl
Jian Chu Jian Chu ... Liu Fuming
Zhiguo Du Zhiguo Du ... Yi's Master
Jinxuan Fan Jinxuan Fan ... Robber
Delong Li Delong Li ... Auxiliary Police A
Guangbin Li Guangbin Li ... Killer B
Xiaochuan Li ... Zhuo Shengfa (Landlord)
Tongyu Liang Tongyu Liang ... Prison leader
Yiting Lin Yiting Lin ... Qian Qian
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It is a story about the redemption of three man, a cab driver who never takes credit for helping others, a auxiliary policeman who never asks for promotion even when he risks his life to serve justice, and a fisherman who voluntarily takes care of an orphan girl. All of them lead a quiet and normal life, but never in a second are them at peace with their conscience. Seven years of running yet the past still catches up with them. With the showing up of new detective Guchun Yi, the truth of the once sensational Termination Document begins to surface. Written by Sun Dongliang from SYSU

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

27 August 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dead End See more »

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Bona Film Group See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Xiamen where the story happened is a real place is China. It is the first time a real place name is allowed to use in a fictional murder/mystery movie. See more »

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...almost a great movie..but..unfortunately, will probably not see the light of day....
17 February 2016 | by bcheng93See all my reviews

...a really, really powerful ending.... ....it's got Deng Chao in the lead as supposed baddie.... ....strong movie about redemption and the cost of.... this movie was forcefully edited dued to pressure by government(communist mainland china) and yet it's still an engrossing crime, suspense genre movie. haha...just goes to prove that it's hard to sabotage something that is really really good. i would rate this as top 7 of my favorite movies of 2015. came across it by luck really and decided to take a chance on it because Deng Chao is one of my favorite Chinese actors. i was not the least bit disappointed, the 2hrs. and 20 mins. seem to fly by. short gist of story...3 young men supposedly commit a gruesome crime...murdering a family of 5. then it fast forwards to 7 years down the line and what they are doing with their lives. there is a reveal on top of a reveal at the end. might take a couple of viewings to understand why the men did what they did at the end.


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