Expectations for the premiere of director Scud's Amphetamine at Berlinale are running high.

The movie will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, on February 15.

The film depicts a love between two men that transcends physical boundaries. It's rare film making from China, where gay culture remains mostly underground.

Kafka (Byron Pang) has just broken up with his girlfriend when he befriends a young executive, Daniel (Thomas Price). The two men quickly fall in love, despite the fact that Kafka is straight.

In Chinese, amphetamine has another meaning: Isn't that his fate?

The men share a painful addition to drugs. And soon, the pair also fixate on their love. Will one addiction help them conquer another?

In his director's statement, Scud said the story was inspired by a close friend who nearly lost his life.

“Some said because of drugs, others because of love,” he said. “For those of us who would find no reason to live without love, the addiction to love would prove fateful.”

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