During the Daoguang period of the Qing Dynasty, opium exerts a widespread pernicious influence in China and impairs the empire to increase moral weakness. A memorial to the throne astounds the court above and the masses below while the debate over whether to strictly prohibit the circulation of opium ends in a deadlock. LIN goes to Guangdong to ban opium smoking and trade under an imperial edict. LIN tries his best to turn the tide against the imminent peril generated by aggressive foreigners, greedy opium traders, corrupt officialdom, and the treacherous royal court. He goes to battle without fear. From the confidence in settling matters to confusion about how to restore the dignity of the country wrought in devastation, LIN discovers the slim hope in the pride reflected in the people’s eyes which have witnessed the destruction of opium on humans. He says, “Before the event in Guangzhou I only knewabout China, after it, I can see the world!”
On the evening of December 13th, China Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur will screen the China National Centre for the Performing Arts Drama Film “Lin Zexu.” We sincerely invite you to come and enjoy the show!