Los Angeles, CA – August 1, 2018 – “Love stories between artists and their muses have been a mainstay of the arts since time immemorial. Tan Bing’s second feature THE FATAL CONTRACT joins this lineage and adds a dash of murder, police work, flashbacks and mixology,” remarked GB Times, Jasper Mäkinen.
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THE FATAL CONTRACT follows the owner of a bar and artist, Tu La (Zhao Yan Guo Zhang), and his regular drinker, the former model and mistress to several painters, Bei Wei (Bai Ling). But when the two stumble upon the dead, mangled body of a local painter (Zhao Haunyu) in a bathtub, they can’t help but connect the mysterious crime to the town’s recent artist-killing epidemic. As a mysterious crime they can’t ignore, Bei Wei and Tu La get caught within the web of scandals and top secrets of the murder, led by Officer Li (Xuan Miao). “Meanwhile, the police are investigating the murder of an artist Bei Wei used to model for and the audience quickly finds out she’s more than a person of interest. Further complications come from an art collector called Lv Li (Tao Hong), who prefers to purchase paintings with dark stories behind them.”
Starring the controversial Chinese-American actress, Bai Ling (Sky Caption and the World of Tomorrow), THE FATAL CONTRACT is her first Chinese film in over 20 years after being banned for openly criticizing the government. Bai Ling “gives Bei Wei a suitably delirious edge,” adding a dose of romance to the murder mystery thriller with partner-in-crime, Tu La, Zhao Yan Guo Zhang (The Emperor and The Assassin, Cool Young). But as the crime progresses, so does their relationship, as Bei Wei and Tu La become “two broken people [who] find kinship and fall in love”. But, will the two survive their world full of murders, scandals and mysterious secrets?
Produced by Jiang Xiao Yu and in association with Shandong Cienyuan Culture Media Company,“THE FATAL CONTRACT is a movie of solid performances,” remarked GB Times. Alongside Bai Ling and Zhao Yanguozhang, THE FATAL CONTRACT stars an impressive and original cast including Xuan Miao (China Salesman) and Tao Hong (Death Dowry). THE FATAL CONTRACT is now streaming on U.S. video on-demand platforms, including Amazon. Watch it here: https://amzn.to/2K9kYYk.
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THE FATAL CONTRACT (2018) Directed by Tan Bing. Produced by: Jiang Xiao Yu. Editor: Li Dianshi and Yan Riopeng. Cinematographer: Wang Xingyuan. In association with: Shandong Cienyuan Culture Media Company. China, Chinese, English subtitles. TriCoast Worldwide, TriCoast Entertainment.
Produced by: Jiang Xiao Yu. In association with: Shandong Cienyuan Culture Media Company.
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