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“A gripping melodrama” –Richard Yu, Cinema Escapist
Chinese screen idols Zhou Dongyu and Jackson Yee star in this blockbuster about a pair of star-crossed lovers: a brutally bullied high-school student and her unlikely protector, a teenage street thug in need of redemption.
As Nian (Zhou) prepares for her college entrance exam, she is targeted by her peers at school. Fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei (Yee), but before they can retreat into a world of their own, they are dragged into a murder investigation that will change their lives forever. In this romantic thriller, Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang exposees the oppressive societal demands imposed on today’s youth.
Nominee, 2021 Academy Awards: International Feature Film
Content advisories: suicide, bullying, violence, coarse language