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Director Zhang Dalei’s second feature film, , consists of a puzzle with missing pieces and it is the audience’s task to find the missing parts. Located in Northeast Asia, Kupchno was a place where Russians, Chinese and Koreans lived together many decades ago. Ma, a once influential smuggler in Kupchno, is released from prison the day before the New Year. He gets a job at an auto-repair shop in hopes of rehabilitating himself and reuniting with his ex. There, he meets Wei, who reminds Ma of his younger self, and he helps the young man and his friend get out of the doghouse. portrays a small community of the outcasts supporting each other and sharing a warm heart in the midst of this violent and scarred world. The community stands upon the compassion for one another. Will the figures be able to break away from the world’s fetters?

2020 Pingyao International Film Festival
In 2016, Zhang Dalei completed his first feature film , which made him one of the most anticipated emerging directors in China. The film won FIPRESCI Prize, Best Feature Film and Best New Performer at the 53rd Golden Horse Film Festival. His new feature film was selected to be in competition at the 3rd Pingyao International Film Festival and the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
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