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Set against the background of unregulated coalmining in northern China, the protagonist Guansheng must deal with an unquiet conscience when his mentor, Zhongmin, dies in a mine explosion. Zhongmin's ghost returns with a request which motivates Guansheng out of his lethargy but which will try him to the depths of his soul. (Adelaide Film Festival)
Day and Night (日日夜夜, Rìrì yèyè) is a 2004 Chinese film, and the second film by Sixth Generation writer-director Wang Chao.
It is also known, less accurately, as Night and Day. The film constitutes the second entry in Wang Chao’s loose trilogy on modern China. It was preceded by Wang’s 2001 debut, The Orphan of Anyang, and would be followed by Luxury Car in 2006. The film is a Chinese-French co-production between Fang Li’s Laurel Films and Sylvain Busztejn’s Rosem Pictures in association with the China Film Fourth Group and Arte France Cinema; Laurel and Rosem would later reunite to produce Luxury Car.