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Crime thriller surges to second-highest in holiday presale box office

By Xu Fan | | Updated: 2024-06-07 15:27
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Amid the fierce competition for Dragon Boat Festival viewership, the crime thriller Walk the Line has rapidly ascended to claim the second spot in the holiday's nationwide presale box-office rankings, captivating audiences with its gripping narrative and stellar performances.

Directed by Wu Bai, renowned for his acclaimed 2021 series Crime Crackdown, the film represents Wu's latest foray into exploring China's ongoing battle against corruption and underworld activities, crafting a storyline brimming with suspenseful twists and turns.

Featuring actors Xiao Yang and Fan Chengcheng in leading roles, Walk the Line follows the journey of a seasoned police officer, portrayed by Xiao, who has long pursued a promotion without success, alongside his enthusiastic apprentice. Together, they embark on a mission to track down a notorious crime boss who has eluded capture for years, only to uncover a web of intrigue involving unresolved mysteries from the past and powerful figures within the local business and government realms.

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