Films / Welcome to Gobi


An Jianlin
Xiao Libin
Yang Wen
Zhang Xiaoyang


Writer/DirectorHao Dapeng
ProducerDaniel Baur (K5 Film)
ProducerSu Qin (Videocase)


In an small industrial town in the Gobi desert three friends, now unemployed, owe huge debts as they cannot afford a live in a place drastically changed by big-company mining. When their lender’s arrival is nigh, they use different strategies to deal with the mounting pressure – and start to walk on the edge of crime. In “Welcome to Gob” mining capitalism and private hassles collide. Only seemingly connected with the rest of the world, the protagonists feel like pawns in the game of globalisation.