<article> <figure> <img src="http://www.moviesom.com/resources/20150216211140social.jpg" title='In the Face of Demolition' alt='In the Face of Demolition'/> </figure> <h1>In the Face of Demolition</h1> <p>This early leftist social drama from Hong Kong offers a panoramic portrait of a crumbling apartment complex and its down-and-out denizens, including a taxi driver, an unemployed teacher, a professional reduced to selling his blood and, of course, a venal landlord. In addition to establishing an omnipresent theme in Hong Kong cinema – the plight of the urban poor – the film is also a prime example of the popular melodramas of the time, which featured displaced Mainland film stars.</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 130</summary> <summary>Release date: 1953-11-26</summary></details> </article>