FACTORY BOSS

DA GONG LAO BAN

By Wei ZHANG

SHENZHEN HUAHAO FILM & MEDIA CO. LTD. - as PROD / FIN

Drama - Completed 2014

“Made in China” is not just a label.

Festivals
& Awards

Montréal World FF 2014
Best Actor - Anlian Yao
Fajr International Film Festi 2015
Best Scenario
Cleveland Film Festival 2015
Official Selection
Cinequest 2015
Official Competition
FAJR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
Best Scenario
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wei ZHANG
    • Writer(s)
    • Wei ZHANG
    • Producer(s)
    • Min ZHANG (Huahao Cultural Media)
    • Synopsis
    • For 20 years, Lin Dalin has worked tirelessly to transform his fledgling toy manufacturing business in Shenzhen, China, into a hugely successful global competitor. The current economic squeeze sees China losing its once-impressive manufacturing industry to cheaper Southeast Asian countries, and Lin’s factory suffers upheaval on all fronts. Taking a desperate shot to avoid bankruptcy, Lin begrudgingly accepts an insulting deal just to survive another quarter. Meanwhile, Ai Jing, an idealistic young investigative journalist, goes undercover at Lin’s factory intending to expose the company's worker abuses. The government announces a minimum wage increase, a worker revolt rumbles and the risk of strike looms. Hard pressed to meet demands from all sides, Lin Dalin weighs the risk of a workers’ strike against tremendous losses and ruin of his company… The resulting confrontation brings the entire industry to the brink of collapse, rippling across every aspect of China's explosive growth and rise to power.