THE ROAD

NYC PREMIERE As part of a $586 billion infrastructure development plan, the Chinese government begins building the massive Xu-Huai Highway. Director Zhang Zanbo provides an in-depth look at the impact of the corruption-filled project in rural Hunan province. Representing the subcontracted construction company, professional problem solver Mr. Meng must contend with the complaints of displaced locals and regional bureaucracy. Meanwhile, exploited laborers face dangerous working conditions and broken promises. When an inspector finds numerous violations, will the project’s future be threatened?

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Official Site: http://www.theroad2015.com
Director: Zhang Zanbo
Producer: Richard Liang
Cinematographer: Zhang Zanbo
Editor: Zhang Zanbo, Steen Johannessen, Jean Tsien (ACE)
Running Time: 95
Language: Chinese
Country: China, Denmark
Year: 2015