The Bargain

Wang Qi / China


B the travel brand Xperience Barcelona

04-11-2022, 19:00 h.

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Film Information

Year: 2021

Duration: 118'

Language: VOSC

Genre: Crime


This is the story of Liu, a man who intends to sell his travel agency due to the little income it generates. One day one of his employees falls into a coma due to an accident. His relatives want to take advantage of the occasion to ask for financial compensation. Meanwhile, Liu’s ex-wife gets into a fight with her lover because she wants to have a wedding date and her daughter hates her. The conflict escalates and the plot eventually turns into a critique of China’s new dominant consumer society.


Wang Qi is a Chinese origin director known for having directed films like Autumn Leaves (2019). After graduating from the London University of the Arts, he produced the short film Cao Chang. His first narrative feature film, The Funeral, won the first prize at the Montreal Film Festival.