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Title: The Ideal City (理想之城) Li Xiang Zhi Cheng
Release Date: August 12, 2021
Film Location: Shanghai
Summary: The Chinese drama is adapted from Ruohua Ranran’s novel “Su Xiao’s War”. It follows the growth of cost engineer Su Xiao and reflects the current situation of China’s construction industry.
As a female cost engineer in the new era, Su Xiao has always upheld the professional belief that “the cleanliness of the cost table is the cleanliness of the project”.
However, Su Xiao is fired from Zhongjian Group due to an “unclean” incident, and her cost engineer license is detained.
After experiencing a series of doubts and career setbacks, Su Xiao remains steadfast. She enters a small company, Tiancheng, and starts from the grassroots level. With her unforgettable original aspiration, she climbs all the way up to top level of Tiancheng.
Su Xiao’s outstanding performance is obvious to all. Not only did she convince her colleagues, but she is also exceptionally promoted by Zhao Xian Kun, Chairman of Zhenhua Group. Ru Lin also takes her under his wing. Su Xiao ushers in the peak of her career and also finds true love with Xia Ming.
But the good times do not last long. Su Xiao is suppressed everywhere by the veterans of the Xu Zhi Ping Group, and becomes demoted for the incident of recovering the profit margin of the subsidiary.
More problems rush in. Su Xiao and Xia Ming’s love come to an end, Zhenhua Group faces an unprecedented predicament, and Su Xiao starts doubting herself. But with the encouragement of her father, Su Xiao regains her confidence, believing that the good will triumph.
Su Xiao, under heavy pressure, insists on carrying out group reforms, and finally beats out her competition. It also allows Zhenhua to get out of the predicament and regroup and move towards a higher glory.
After so many ups and downs, the drama not only shows the life of the construction industry, but also shows the tenacity of women in a new era.
Cast & Characters:
Sun Li 孙俪 as Su Xiao 苏筱
A construction cost engineer she has always upheld the professional belief that “the cleanliness of the cost table is the cleanliness of the project”. Because of an “unclean” incident, she is expelled from Zhongjian Group and her cost engineer certificate is detained. She builds herself back up over time and finally achieves great success in the construction industry.
Zhao You Ting 赵又廷 as Xia Ming 夏明
Chief economist of the subsidiary Tianke, he graduated from the Department of Architecture of Tongji University. He is young and promising. He has a unique charm. Although young, he has a mature and stable personality. Xia Ming is not easily irritable, and is the perfect employee. He is initially Su Xiao’s competitor, but through ups and downs they finally fall in love.
Yu He Wei 于和伟 as Zhao Xian Kun 赵显坤
The group president of Zhenhua Group, a wise and decisive entrepreneur, he is calm, indifferent, and extremely tough and broad-minded in spirit and heart. He especially favours Su Xiao’s work ability.
Chen Ming Hao 陈明昊 as Wang Yang 汪炀
General manager at Tiancheng. As Su Xiao’s leader, he not only gives Su Xiao a helping hand, but also helps her grow up quickly. He has a rough and unruly appearance and is a good leader.
Start: August 12, 2021
Frequency: 1 episode everyday
End: September 19, 2021
Li Xiang Zhi Cheng 理想之城 by Wang Su Long 汪苏泷