During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.
The three-act narrative structure is very clear and the second act is particularly interesting, full of sly humor. Liao Fan's stunning performance just proves again that he is the best actor of his generation. Zhao Tao's acting is good as always. The film succeeds particularly in terms of character development. The result is hard-hitting melodrama that reflects lots about modern Chinese society.
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