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Dying to Survive (2018)

Wo bu shi yao shen (original title)
A story on how a small drug store owner became the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China.

Director:

Muye Wen

Writers:

Jianv Han, Muye Wen | 1 more credit »
58 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zheng Xu ... Cheng Yong
Yiwei Zhou ... Cao Bin
Chuan-jun Wang Chuan-jun Wang ... Lv Shouyi (as Chuanjun Wang)
Zhuo Tan ... Liu Sihui
Yu Zhang Yu Zhang ... Yellow Hair
Xinming Yang ... Priest Liu
Yanhui Wang Yanhui Wang ... Zhang Changlin
Naiwen Li Naiwen Li ... Swiss Medical Representative
Beibi Gong ... Cao Ling
Jiajia Wang Jiajia Wang ... Lv Shouyi's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bharat Bhatia ... Cargo Ship Chef
Chenfei Jia Chenfei Jia ... Police
Hao Ning Hao Ning ... Landlord
Keith Shillitoe ... Swiss Ambassador
Qing Wei Qing Wei ... Old lady
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A story on how a small drug store owner became the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dying to Survive See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,238, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$6,752

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$451,183,391
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby Surround 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It's legal for Novartis to make most money, but illegal for poors to survive
12 July 2018 | by kaizhouxuSee all my reviews

Common story for most poor families, cannot afford drug price, finding their own ways to survive. It's illegal but understandable. Drug monopolies like Novartis are way more evil than Monsanto.


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