Film about school bullying, Better Days, moves cinema-goers to tears in China, and becomes box office hit after censors finally allowed it to be screened

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A harrowing drama about school bullying has struck a strong personal chord with Chinese cinema audiences and soared to the top of the box office charts, after authorities belatedly gave it the go-ahead.Better Days shines a spotlight on what newspaper China Daily called “a nationwide problem which has existed for years” but is rarely broached in Chinese films.A real-life case went viral this month about a seven-year-old girl who needed hospital treatment after a group of fellow pupils forced…

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