Los Angeles, CA – July 25, 2018 – THE FATAL CONTRACT is Director Tan Bing’s (China Salesman) Chinese murder-mystery thriller coming soon to online U.S. video platforms.
THE FATAL CONTRACT (aka Zhing Ming He Yue) begins with the discovery of a talented painter’s massacred body, found strangled in a bathtub. Fascinated by the mystery behind the murder and eager to solve the case, a local bartender (Bai Ling) will team-up to solve the crime, as they uncover scandals and hidden secrets, concluding in an unbelievably shocking plot-twist.
“An audience grabbing, dangerous and thrilling adventure” – Asian Movie Pulse.
Director Tan Bing divulged his inspiration behind THE FATAL CONTRACT, stating, “I happened to know a painter a couple of years ago. This guy got famous by drawing dead people. I was inspired by his story and had the urge to do this. After years of preparation, I finally made a film, which describes a painter, who had to make a choice between life and death, drew himself and his lover into deep waters,” reported Deadline exclusively at 2018 Berlinale / EFM.
Produced by Jiang Xiao Yu and in association with Shandong Cienyuan Culture Media Company, THE FATAL CONTRACT stars the controversial Chinese-American actress, Bai Ling, who starred in Lost and Entourage. With several accolades under her belt, including receiving the Spirit Diversity Award by The Hollywood Motion Picture Association, Bai Ling was also prestigiously awarded the Asian Oscar for her first Hong Kong film, Dumplings. THE FATAL CONTRACT will be Bai Ling’s first Chinese movie in over 20 years since she was banned from the country for openly criticizing government officials – and she gives a daring and thrilling performance that cannot be missed.
“It is a murder mystery thriller love story, actually just by reading the script I was so captured and moved … kind of beautiful … and terrifying,” remarked Bai Ling on her role in THE FATAL CONTRACT.
TriCoast Entertainment will bring THE FATAL CONTRACT to online U.S. video platforms beginning July 30th. Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/240219225. For press inquiries and exclusive interviews, please contact email@example.com.
THE FATAL CONTRACT stars the authentic and talent cast of Bai Ling (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), Xuan Miao (China Salesman), Tao Hong (Death Dowry) and Zhao Yan Guo Zhang (The Emperor and The Assassin).
THE FATAL CONTRACT (2018) Directed by Tan Bing. Produced by: Jiang Xiao Yu. In association with: Shandong Cienyuan Culture Media Company. China, Chinese, English subtitles. TriCoast Worldwide, TriCoast Entertainment.
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