Witness the stunning true-life story of one man's journey to the brink of madness, and the family that refuses to let him go. In his critically-acclaimed, award-winning film, director Zhang Yang (Shower) casts the actual participants of the real-life events, right down to the mental asylum inmates who play themselves. In this true story of one man's battle against heroin addiction, Jia Hongsheng,playing himself, re-lives the most painful four years of his life, beginning with his rise to stardom on the Chinese film scene to his tumultuous descent into addiction and insanity, and his struggleback from the brink. In a film that ranges in tone from hard-boiled documentary to stylistic theatricality, Zhang Yang proves he is at the top of his game with this insightful, vivid, imaginative tale that is as real as the men and women who lived it.

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