That Year When We Were Young

Institute History

  • 2008 June Screenwriters Lab


As young adults flood into the rural cities of China in search of work, one man's seduction of a woman reveals itself to be a means to force her into prostitution. As personal misgivings begin to override outside pressures, this story of the weak exploiting the weaker takes an unexpected turn.


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