寻欢作乐 | The High Life

The High Life

In Guangzhou, petty con artist Jian Ming scams naive country folk like Xiao Ya out of their cash and keeps a record of them on his bedroom wall. His girlfriend Fang’s relative wealth comes from being a kept woman, but she’s had just about enough of her elderly patron. Jian Ming seems to be coasting along with few moral qualms until he befriends Xiao Ya and realizes that she brightens up his dull life. Nonetheless he sets her up to be assaulted by local gangster Hui, which finally compels him into an emotional reaction.

Directed by Zhao Dayong | Starring : Shaoqiu Shen, Hong Qiu, Yanfei Liu, Qingyi Su, Lei Diao | Presented at Nantes Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival

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