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Film Applauded for Frank Portrayal of Generic-Drug Smuggling Case

The movie “Dying to Survive” premiered on Thursday in China. Photo: VCG
The movie “Dying to Survive” premiered on Thursday in China. Photo: VCG

* “Dying to Survive” tells the story of an unsuccessful merchant asked by a leukemia patient to smuggle in cheap generic drugs from India

* The movie is expected to bring in $420 million at the domestic box office

(Beijing) — China’s most-discussed film, inspired by the real-life battle leukemia patients went through to access an expensive drug, has surprised observers with its portrayal of social problems amid the strict regulatory environment.

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