THE DEAD END
DIRECTOR: CAO BAOPING
CAST: CHAO DENG, YIHONG DUAN, TAO GUO
Based on a novel by Xu Yigua, nail-biting morality play The Dead End focuses on three men—cop Deng Chao, cab driver Guo Tao, and recluse Gao Hu—haunted by shared guilt over their role in an unsolved crime. When Deng’s new boss revives the cold case, however, they find they have more to worry about than their consciences, and the co-conspirators will have to try to maintain their composure as the net of the investigation draws tighter and tighter. An acute study of men under impossible pressure, with Dostoevskian undertones.