Better Days

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Nian finds her life at a standstill when faced by relentless bullying from her peers as she prepares for her college entrance exam. Fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei, but before they can retreat into a world of their own, both are dragged into the middle of a murder investigation that will change their lives forever. In this dramatic thriller, Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang paints a bleak picture of an oppressive society, in the guise of a gripping fairy-tale love story, exposing the dark world of bullying and societal pressures of achievement facing today's youth.

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  • Though not very subtle in presenting its thesis, the story is generally suspenseful and well-told by young HK actor and director Tsang.

    December 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The gritty reality of bullying shown in Better Days leaves a lasting impression on the audience.

    December 4, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Gripping, superbly performed melodrama... deeply moving if occasionally overwrought...

    December 2, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jessica Kiang

    Variety
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  • With all of the topics being cultivated in this 2-hour venture, it can get a bit jumbled and enervating. But exquisitely acted by Zhou Dongyu and beautifully shot, Derek Tsang's stark film doesn't hide the brutality of bullying.

    November 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Dark as Better Days gets, there's still a hopeful story about how honesty and courage and fix even the most broken systems.

    November 21, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • While taking an emotional toll, the all-too-realistic bullying scenes also make the film more realistic and empathetic for audience members.

    November 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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