Chuang ru zhe (2014)13K
Chuang ru zhe: Directed by Xiaoshuai Wang. With Zhong Lü, Yuanzheng Feng, Hailu Qin, Hao Qin. Deng is a stubborn retired widow who spends her days caring about her two grown up sons and her elderly mother, despite her family efforts to stop her. But her daily routine starts derailing when she keeps receiving anonymous calls..
“The story started with a stubborn retired widow who insisted her involvement in her two sonsu0026#39; life. Before viewers find this line a prototype depicting, a second layer of story was laid, a series of mysterious anonymous calls, brick breaking-in and garbage dropping disrupted the peaceful life of the widow and his sonsu0026#39; family. Naturally, the investigation of the intruder leads to a third layer, going beyond now, unveiling another disturbing story 40 years ago during the Cultural Revolution. Till now, all three layersu0026#39; of stories, one paving way for the other, lead to the revealing moment of the intruder. It is a striking ending, as well as heavy and long-lasting.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe movie attempts to not only present a multifaceted portrait of the reality of Chinese society but also probe into its historical roots. Hence it is a rare treasure among its peers.”