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Old Beast is a 2017 Chinese drama film written and directed by Zhou Ziyang, and produced by Wang Xiaoshuai and Liu Xuan. The story mainly takes place in the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia.[1]

Old Beast
Old Beast (老獸).jpg
MandarinLǎo shòu
Directed byZhou Ziyang
Produced byWang Xiaoshuai
Liu Xuan
Written byZhou Ziyang
StarringTu Men
Music bySong Yuzhe
CinematographyMatthias Delvaux
Edited byLi Xinzhu
Dongchun Films
Release date
  • July 24, 2017 (2017-07-24) (FIRST International Film Festival)
  • December 11, 2017 (2017-12-11) (China)
Running time
108 minutes



  • Tu Men as Lao Yang
  • Wang Chaobei as Bing
  • Su Feng as Liang
  • Yi Danna as Lixia
  • Wang Mingshuo as Mei
  • Alatengwula as Lu
  • Hao Qiaoling as Lao Yang's wife
  • Wang Zizi as Lili
  • Sun Jiaqin as Qin
  • Yan Liyang

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Recipients Result Ref.
54th Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actor Tu Men Won [2]
Best New Director Zhou Ziyang Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Zhou Ziyang Won
Best Cinematography Matthias Delvaux Nominated
FIPRESCI Prize Old Beast Won [3]
30th Tokyo International Film Festival Asian Future Special Mention Zhou Ziyang Won [4]
9th Macau International Movie Festival Best Picture Old Beast Nominated [5]
Best Actor Tu Men Nominated
Best Writing Zhou Ziyang Nominated
9th China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Film Old Beast Nominated [6][7]
Best Director Zhou Ziyang Nominated
Best Young Director Won
Best Screenwriter Nominated
Best Actor Tu Men Won


  1. ^ Kuipers, Richard (3 November 2017). "Tokyo Film Review: 'Old Beast'".
  2. ^ "台北金馬影展 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival".
  3. ^ "惠英紅主演電影先拔頭籌奪「金馬獎」". on.cc東網 (in Chinese).
  4. ^ "List of Winners - 30th Tokyo International Film Festival".
  5. ^ "2017年第九屆澳門國際電影節獎項提名名單". Macau International Movie Festival Official Website (in Chinese).
  6. ^ "电影导演协会2017年度入围名单揭晓 吴京入围最佳导演". ifeng (in Chinese). February 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "导演协会年度表彰《嘉年华》《芳华》 周冬雨影后". Sina (in Chinese). April 22, 2018.

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