Mr. Zhou, in order to purchase the VIP membership of a nursing home, wants to seize the opportunity of the relocation of his house by arranging a fake marriage with Mrs. Dong to acquire more money out of the compensation.
But Mrs. Dong, fearing karma, has her doubts all along. Zhou Ping, Mr. Zhou’s son, on the other hand, sees the relocation as an opportunity to buy a school estate for his daughter.
Yun, Mrs. Dong’s nanny who’s from Sichuan Province, is suddenly informed that her brother has been hit by a car in her hometown, and, therefore, in urgent need of 100,000 RMB to pay for the operation. When she comes to know of Mr. Zhou’s plan of the “fake marriage”, she offers to help him out but asks for 100,000 RMB in advance. Having learned about her father-in-law’s intention of marrying Mrs. Dong, Huang Lili, Zhou Ping’s wife, has stolen his household register. As a result, Mr. Zhou, when he is about to give the bankbook with a deposit of 100,000 to Yun, finds that his household register is gone in which the bankbook is tucked.
In the meantime, Mrs. Dong is suffering from a fall after an eye operation and her daughter finds out that Yun has been seeing doctors using her mother’s Medicare card.
Unable to get in touch with her, Yun’s husband who has been in the countryside has also arrived in Shanghai…


  • Oliver Yan: Director Director
  • Oliver Yan: Writer Writer
  • Oliver Yan: Producer Producer
  • Huang Lu: Key Cast, Lead Actress
  • Xu Caigen: Key Cast, “Mr. Zhou” Lead Actor
  • Li Pin Feng: Key Cast, “Zhou Pin”, Supporting Actor
  • Wen Ting: Key Cast, “Huang Li Li”, Supporting Actress
  • Jong Lin: Crew, Cinematographer
  • Michael Hough Crew, Music
  • Oliver Yan Crew, Editor


  • Project Type: Feature
  • Genres: Drama
  • Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date: February 20, 2017
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Country of Filming: China
  • Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: 2K
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35
  • Film Color: Color

Screenings / Awards

  • New York City International Film Festival New York
    United States
    April 5, 2017
    World Premiere
    Best Original Screenplay
  • Los Angeles Film Awards Los Angeles
    United States
    May 8, 2017
    Best Picture, Best Director,Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor
  • Festigious International Film Festival Los Angeles
    United States
    May 17, 2017
    Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor,
  • Nice International Film Festival Nice
    May 19, 2017
    Europe Premiere
    Best Original Screenplay
  • Shanghai International Film Festival Shanghai
    June 18, 2017
    Asian Premiere
  • Oniros Film Awards New York
    United States
    February 24, 2018
    Best Director
  • Latitude Film Awards London
    United Kingdom
    February 12, 2019
    Best Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director
  • Florence Film Awards Florence
    May 6, 2019
    Best Director
  • Kadoma International Film Festival Kadoma
    July 31, 2019
    Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film
  • Vegas Movie Awards Las Vegas
    United States
    August 15, 2019
    Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Best Director
  • New York Movie Awards New York
    United States
    May 10, 2020
    Best Original Screenplay, Best Director
  • Chicago Indie Film Awards Chicago
    United States
    November 3, 2020
    Best Director
  • Montreal Independent Film Festival Montreal
    November 12, 2020
    Best Script
  • Milan Gold Awards Milan
    January 19, 2021
    Best Director, Best Actor
  • Best Director Award London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    Best Asian Director
  • Cannes Film Awards Cannes
    June 9, 2021
    Best Screenplay