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A judge and a convicted criminal both discover that justice is rarely a simple matter in this drama from Chinese writer and director Liu Jie. It's 1997, China has just reclaimed Hong Kong, and in the town of Zhuozhou, Qiu Wu is a car thief who is facing the death penalty for stealing two vehicles whose total value is more than 600,000 yuan. However, a revised law is soon to go into effect that would change the penalty to imprisonment instead of execution. While a number of officials openly question the...more