From Chen Kaige, the acclaimed director of Farewell My Concubine and The Emperor and the Assassin, comes a contemporary Chinese story inspired by today's viral digital world. The story begins when a young woman (Gao Yuanyuan, City of Life and Death), after learning of a terminal illness, is caught on video ignoring a request to give up her seat to an elderly bus passenger. She quickly becomes the victim of a massive viral internet campaign, with her life—and the lives of everyone around her—slipping into chaos and media scrutiny. Part drama and part black comedy, Caught in the Web is also a social commentary about the 'sound bite' society we are becoming, where perception becomes reality and judgments based on limited facts quickly spread, without regard for the truth or the damage they could cause. The film shows how the same technology that connects us can be used to tear us apart. Also starring Chen Hong (Together), Yao Chen (one of China's most loved and respected actors) and newcomer Mark Chao. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Chen Kaige

Cast:

Gao Yuanyuan, Yao Chen, Mark Chao, Chen Hong

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 57mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

China