Set between the year 2000 and the present, police drama, The Knockout, helmed by Zhang Yi and Zhang Songwen tackles the fight against deeply entrenched corruption. Also starring Li Yitong, Zhang Zhijian, and Wu Gang, the crime drama tells of the life and death struggle between policeman An Xin (Zhang Yi) and the city's criminal underworld, whilst also giving viewers a firsthand view of the evolution of a crime boss (Zhang Songwen), from a small time fishmonger to a big time gangster. As basic human values continue to be stripped away, their two decades long fight between good and evil gets underway.
As of press time, the drama has already received an 8.9 Douban rating based on more than 90,000 audience votes.
While acting opposite award-winning actor Zhang Yi, Zhang Songwen's performance as the crime boss had received rave reviews, with many praising his performance and acting skills since he made it appear so effortless -"it feels like he's not acting at all".
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