Dying to Survive (also know as Wo bu shi yao shen) full movie is released on Aug 09, 2019. Watch Dying to Survive online - the Mandarin Comedy movie from China , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $451,183,391. Dying to Survive is directed by Muye Wen and created by Jianv Han with Zheng Xu and Yiwei Zhou. Dying to Survive is available online on Viki and Tubi TV.

A story on how a small drug store owner became the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China.

As know as:

Wo bu shi yao shen, Wo Bu Shi Yao Shen, 我不是藥神, Drug Dealer, Dying to Survive

Release Date:

Aug 09, 2019

Release Date (Streaming):

Mar 19, 2020




Mandarin, English

Stream Service:

China Lion Film Distribution

Production Companies:

Film Workshop, Beijing Culture, Beijing Joy Leader Culture Commmunication

Official Site:

Official site (Japan)

Gross worldwide:



Richard Kuipers
Though it could have done with tighter editing in several scenes that linger too long after getting their messages across, "Survive" earns the tears many viewers will have shed...
by rottentomatoes, Aug 16, 2019
Simon Abrams
I'd have an easier time accepting the trite, asked-and-answered conclusions that director Muye Wen and co-writers Jianu Han and Wei Zhong lead viewers to if they were more adept at tugging at viewers' heart-strings.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 09, 2019
Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
Wen and his co-writers Han Jianv and Zhong Wei... use humor to sweeten the pill of tragedy, and so enroll much bigger audiences than with a straight melodrama.
by rottentomatoes, May 31, 2019

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