This saga in three episodes patiently draws up the inventory of an economic collapse. In Tiexi Qu, formerly a major industrial region in the north-east of China, industrial sites have been closing one after the other in recent years, and their labouring classes have been left to waste away. Filming during several years, the director monitored the everyday life of these people who, like the seriously-ill, suddenly have free time on their hands: resigned, foreign to a world that has abandoned them, alone, with no prospects for the future. We witness a slow, inevitable industrial collapse as much as the empty existence of its patient victims, to which the film offers a last asylum. FID Marseille
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