My Home was My Castle

China2018 / 85min
Director:WU Jian-xin


Gao Lao’s house has been forcibly demolished. He tries to bring a case against the local government, but the court refused to take the case. Gao Lao then begins to travel from place to place in order to help others in a similar situation. In the process of all this ‘rights defense,’ Zhongshan Road evictees Ah Zhi, Ah Mei and Pepper become his most devoted followers. However, despite Gao’s help, the administrative cases they put together fail, putting Gao’s expertise into question, causing the ‘rights defenders team’ to fracture …