Shuibuzhao (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - China  |  
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Realistic, low key and gritty, this Chinese police drama follows an honest maverick cop as he embarks on a fruitless quest for honor and justice in the face of massive departmental corruption. Wu Jitang (Sun Min) works hard, has many years of experience, and is scrupulously honest, but due to past mistakes he has become a pariah in his department with no chance of promotion. Still, the dogged Wu continues his work, if for no other reason than to support his much-loved wife and lovely 12-year-old daughter. He does his best to ignore the blatant instances of graft and the misuse of police funds that he daily observes. Life for Wu becomes almost unbearable when during a business trip out of town, a neighboring teen rapes his daughter. Upon his return, Wu's superiors force him to head the investigation. The more information Wu unearths, the greater the pressure he feels. Unable to stand any more, Wu makes a fateful decision that will change his life and that of those around him forever.



daughter, honor [recognition], investigation, pariah, police, police-corruption, rape