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Dying to Survive (2018)

Wo bu shi yao shen (original title)
A story on how a small drug store owner became the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China.

Director:

Muye Wen

Writers:

Jianv Han, Muye Wen | 1 more credit »
36 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zheng Xu ... Cheng Yong
Yiwei Zhou ... Cao Bin
Chuan-jun Wang Chuan-jun Wang ... Lv Shouyi (as Chuanjun Wang)
Zhuo Tan ... Liu Sihui
Yu Zhang Yu Zhang ... Yellow Hair
Xinming Yang ... Priest Liu
Yanhui Wang Yanhui Wang ... Zhang Changlin
Naiwen Li Naiwen Li ... Swiss Medical Representative
Beibi Gong ... Cao Ling
Jiajia Wang Jiajia Wang ... Lv Shouyi's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bharat Bhatia ... Cargo Ship Chef
Chenfei Jia Chenfei Jia ... Police
Hao Ning Hao Ning ... Landlord
Keith Shillitoe ... Swiss Ambassador
Qing Wei Qing Wei ... Old lady
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Storyline

A story on how a small drug store owner became the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dying to Survive See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,238, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$5,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$451,182,201
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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not a beautiful story
7 July 2018 | by sylenasSee all my reviews

Not a beautiful story, but it is one of my favourite Chinese movies so far, From what I know, this one is based on a real story with some rearrangement. Xu Zheng and Ning Hao are very creative filmers. Constrained by the influence Chinese government, a lot of themes are not allowed to be filmed in mainland China. However, this one obviously neatly sidestepped the conflicts with government.


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