Chinese Movie Nights – The Dead End

Adapted from Sunspot, a novel by XU Yigua, The Dead End won four awards at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival (2015): three for best actor and one for best director.

The Dead End (2015)
13/03/2017 in Chinese with English subtitles

Duration: 139 min
Category: police film, drama
Director: CAO Baoping
Starring: DENG Chao, DUAN Yihong, GUO Tao, WANG Luodan

Seven years ago they committed a crime for which they were never punished. Today, these three sworn brothers lead a relatively quiet and normal life. One is a taxi driver very keen on helping people, one is an auxiliary police officer ready to risk his life to serve justice, and the last one is a fisherman who takes care of an orphan girl that all three adopted. But soon their past catches up with them, and, as the saying goes, “what goes around comes around” …


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