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A film by Zhang Dalei
Year|2020 Duration|145 min Language|Mandarin/Russian Country|China World Premiere|Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival


Decades ago in north-eastern Asia, where lived Russian, Chinese and Koreans.Ma was a border smuggler with fluence in Kupchno before, after years life in prison Ma was released in New Year’s Eve but to face a new era. Ma started his lonely new life with searching for his girlfriend Karinna, his lost passion, hope, and good old times. Ma got a job in an auto repair factory where he met Wei, from whom Ma sees himself in similar age. Later, Wei fell into some trouble with Petrov, Ma‘s old friend. Ma helped Wei settle his dispute and convinced them go to the South China, a warmer place where opened to a free market.


Zhang Dalei

Growing up in a filmmaker family, ZHANG Dalei had developed a keen interest in art since childhood, especially for moving image and music. He went on to study at ST. Petersburg State Film and Television University in 2000. After his graduation in 2006, Zhang Dalei came back to China and worked as assistant director for some TV series. In the meantime, he has never stopped creating meaningful short films. In 2016, Zhang Dalei completed his first film The Summer is Gone , which quickly made him one of the most anticipated emerging director in China.


Transcend Pictures Co., LTD. Factory Gate Films Yoshow Pictures Co., LTD. Beijing Dalei Films Co., LTD.


Liang Jingdong, Hai Qing
Zhang Ninghao, Huang Lili
Li Nan, Dong Desheng


Presented by: Liu Xufeng, Huang Xufeng, Li Liangwen, Zhang Jianhua
Producers: Li Liangwen, Zhang Jian
Screenwriter: Zhang Dalei, Xiao Rui
Cinematography: Liu Yonghong
Art Director: Lan Zhiqiang
Editor: Liao Tsingsong
Sound Production: Wang Yanwei


Pingyao Internaitonal Film Festival

Hidden Dragons Competition

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Main Competition

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