The Lonely Man

Directed by Han Wanfeng
China | 2020 | Narrative
110 minutes | Chinese

“The Lonely Man” tells the story of frontline gas-station employee Wang Chongqing, who has been working hard for more than 20 years at the foot of Tianshan Mountain in China’s remote Kazakh area. Demonstrating an admirable spirit of honesty, dedication, loyalty, and integrity, Wang overcomes the many difficulties that frequently confront him in a remote location with wintry weather. Not only does Wang do his job well, he also helps ensure the economic vitality and social harmony of the ethnic minority areas in Xinjiang. This gorgeously filmed tale touches on many themes, including human connectivity, family, community, acceptance, generational understanding, and the tenuous relationship between remote areas and basic necessities.