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Liu Ying is a minor character who lives in poverty and earns a living by selling low-quality retail clothing.
She was delighted to be invited to an appointment by her online dating partner, Cheng Fang, but was hopeless for his wealth. Therefore, she took her roommate’s advice, which is Wang Man showing how to buy luxuries without a bill, by”returning stuff back in seven days with no excuse”.
(’No-excuse for returning and refunding in seven days’
‘returning and refunding in seven days for free’)
As a result of her romantic and emotional advancement, Liu was acquiring more luxuries and credit cards. Greedy was raised with pure love and a simple wish.
However, Liu inadvertently lost the brand of one of the most expensive skirts. She couldn’t return luxuries without hang tags, and she couldn’t afford any skirts she "borrowed" for free.
The truth gradually emerged after a bourgeois illusion was completely destroyed.
Liu Ying, Cheng Fang, and Wang Man—these three little characters have made their own choices.

  • jinzhao Luan
  • yiwen Guo
  • yiwen Guo
  • jinzhao Luan
  • hongwei Pan
  • zhenzhu qi wu
  • tiantian yang
    Key Cast
    "Liu Ying"
  • dahong Wang
    Key Cast
    "Chen Fang"
  • qiyao Tang
    Key Cast
    "Wang Man"
  • zhiyang Ma
    Director of Photography
  • yudian Wang
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    female, romance, suspense
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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Director Biography - jinzhao Luan, yiwen Guo

Luan Jinzhao, male, was born in Shandong, China, in 1996. In 2022, he wrote and directed the short film “Time and Desire.”
The film won the Best Short Film Award at the Eastern European Film Festival in 2022.
The Best First Filmmakers Award of the Roshani International Film Festival in 2022.
2022 Tokyo Film Awards Honorable Mention.
Nomination for Best Short Film at the London International Film Festival in 2023.
Nomination for Best Short Film Award at the 2022 Asia Film Festival.
Nomination for the Best Experimental Short Film Award at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival in 2022.
In 2023, he wrote and directed the medium-length film “Play”, which is his second work.

Guo Yiwen, female, was born in Chongqing, China, in 1992. In 2023, she wrote and directed the medium-length film “Play,” which is her first work.

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Director Statement

This is a story that reflects the living conditions of young people in contemporary Chinese society. They are under a lot of pressure and are victims of nihilism fallacy and the consumerism trap.

This is a story about a young Chinese woman who was wrapped to be objectified. The statement "love brings class crossing" is deceptive. Girls like Liu Ying, goodness and unkindness, lying and sincerity, her right to choose love will eventually be disintegrated so that she can become the new Wang Man.

This is a story of desire. The good and bad aspects of human nature are chosen by desire, and desire ultimately alienates the characters in the novel. The ideals and demands of the environment actually create this desire. It itself constitutes violence.