Factory Boss (Da Gong Lao Ban)
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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2014
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:China
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Wei Zhang
Producer:Min Zhang
Screenwriter:Chen Yang
Songzhang Li
Siwei Luo
Haifan Sun
Bing Wang
Peng Zhang
Dan Li
Music:Howie Bernstein
Cinematographer:Lutz Reitemeier
Editor:Karl Riedl
Yixiang Wu
Cast:Anlian Yao
Yan Tang
Ju Zhao
Jingyi Huang
Xueqin Gong
Mengjie Yun
“Made in China” is not just a label.

To survive in a receding business, Lin Dalin, director of a toy factory in Shenzen, desperately accepts an order from an American conglomerate with almost no profit margin. Cutting corners on worker safety, far behind with employees’ wages, and exposed by an undercover journalist, Lin’s actions bring the enterprise closer and closer to the brink of ruin. Both shocking and inspiring, Zhang Wei’s Factory Boss is a searing and realistic depiction of sweatshop mass production work in China, presenting all facets of a system where everyone – the bosses, the workers, and the consumers – is equally responsible. Garnering the Best Actor Award at the Montreal World Film Festival for Yao Anlian, it’s a must see for anyone who has ever purchased or used anything marked “Made in China”. - Liva Petersone
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