Better Days

Better Days

Better Days

When a bullied schoolgirl's nemesis turns up dead, she and a shady new friend come under suspicion in this Chinese drama based on Yuexi Jiu's novel.

Heavily bullied seventeen-year-old Nian (Dongyu Zhou) is studying for the notoriously tough university entrance exams when she meets Bei (Jackson Yee), a tough street kid. The unlikely couple gradually fall in love, but everything turns upside down when they are dragged into the murder case of Nian's classmate — as the prime suspects.

2019Rating: M, Violence135 minsChinaMandarin with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
Director:
Derek Tsang ('Soulmate', 'Lover's Discourse', 'Good Take!')
Writer:
Wing-Sum LamYuan LiYimeng Xu
Cast:
Dongyu ZhouFang YinJue HuangJackson Yee

Better Days / Reviews

South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

The gritty reality of bullying shown in Better Days leaves a lasting impression on the audience.

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Variety

Variety

Gripping, superbly performed melodrama... deeply moving if occasionally overwrought...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Better Days may slide into somewhat hollow artfulness, but it's hard not to be moved by its genuine concerns.

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