Dying to Survive
Director: Wen Muye
After being visited by a mysterious visitor, Yong Cheng’s life，the owner of an Indian aphrodisiacs store, has been changed dramatically. He suddenly turns into an exclusive agent of a pirated drugs called “Glinic” from an aphrodisiacs retailer who couldn't afford his rent. By making a lot of profits, his life not only has been significantly changed, he is also dubbed as ”god of medicine“ by the patients. However, a battle about redemption also gradually occurs...
The film is based on the real-life story of Lu Yong, a Chinese leukemia patient who smuggled cheap but unproven cancer medicine from India for 1,000 Chinese cancer sufferers in 2004.
After a stunning opening weeked, Wen Muye’s ripped-from-the-headlines drama seems well on its way to becoming the top-grossing film in China this year.
Movie review by Tim Maerschand
Kuleshov - Urgent FM