Nail House

NAIL HOUSE (钉子户), a term coined by Chinese developers to describe the house whose residents refuse to make way for new construction, is the debut of filmmaker K.S. McMullen.

In Shanghai, an old man takes on a relentless army of builders, cranes and bulldozers to defend his ancestral home. But the city he loves doesn’t love him back.

In this dark, poetic docu-fiction, narrated by Don McCorkindale, the charm of Old Shanghai clashes with raw demolition footage and artistic impressions of a hopeless war.

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