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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...

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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

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About the director

WEN Muye:
Master's degree, Beijing Film Academy. WEN Muye learned from mentor TIAN
Zhuangzhuang, who is one of the representative directors of the Fifth Generation. He won the Special Jury Award and the Best Film of Shooting Season of 7th FIRST International Film Festival in 2013, the International Competition Grand Prize of Asiana International Short Film Festival in 2014.
Representative works:
DYING TO SURVIVE(2018) (first feature-length film)
CITIES IN LOVE (2015) (anthology film)
REQUIEM (2014) (short)
BATTLE (2012) (short)

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