The judge's serious and lively cases are brought into reality

  "Bottom Line" how a legal drama can make people addicted

  Jin Dong plays Fang Yuan, the chief judge of the basic people's court, who was intercepted by a motorcycle-riding party on his way to work and gave him a large bag of cash; in the anxious court, the suspect Lei Xingyu murdered because his mother was humiliated by a debt collector. , on whether Lei Xingyu's actions constituted "justifiable defense", the collegial panel judges had a heated debate; the "Luo Youyou case" in which the Internet anchor died suddenly due to overwork, whether the Internet celebrity incubation company was liable for work-related injury compensation, and the interactive parallel "women's case" Sales workplace sexual harassment case" and "female secretary suing male boss for sexual harassment case" are new cases that have attracted much attention in recent years...

  Created under the guidance of the Supreme People's Court, the first legal-themed TV series "Bottom Line", which presents the latest achievements of my country's judicial reform in a panoramic view, was broadcast on Hunan Satellite TV and iQiyi on Monday. name" taste.

  Lei Xingyu case

  Judges seek between jurisprudence and reason

  "Bottom Line", as a main line of contemporary China's rule of law, is a fascinating film. In addition to the "Lei Xingyu case" and "Luo Youyou case" as introductions, the opening chapter threw out hot topics that tickle the audience's appetite. Just Cause", "Anchor Overwork Death", "Workplace Sexual Harassment".

More importantly, the main creator integrates the new concept of the rule of law into life, and substitutes the audience into a serious and lively grass-roots court scene from the perspective of a judge. Young judge Zhou Yi'an, young female cadre Ye Xin, who came to the grassroots to learn from the Supreme Court, etc. handle a case, unfold the stories of the parties, dig out the social conditions behind the characters, explore the legal theory and rationality of modern justice, and even pass the case. The layers are spread out to show the progressive achievements of contemporary judicial reform.

  For example, in the "Lei Xingyu case", the suspect Lei Xingyu resisted because his mother was humiliated by the debt collector, resulting in the death of the debt collector.

The presiding judge Song Yufei and the judges of the collegiate panel had a heated debate on whether Lei Xingyu's behavior constituted "justifiable defense", and demonstrated from legal, fact, and emotional aspects, which fully demonstrated the realistic basis of my country's judicial collegial panel system.

The punishment of Lei Xingyu in the first trial caused a lot of controversy indefinitely. Judge Song Yufei suddenly woke up in an accident on his 33rd birthday: "I made a mistake, the criminal law should not only protect the victim, but also the defendant. I want to take revenge on my delivery man. Will I really hit him with a hammer in my hand? Is it self-defense if I do this? Standing in Lei Xingyu's situation, I can act freely and rationally. Is it fair to me to evaluate Lei Xingyu's behavior with strict standards?"

  After the second-instance revision of the "Lei Xingyu case", Judge Song Yufei published a long article in the court's internal work group "The Master's Back Garden", expressing the self-examination spirit of a judge full of justice and responsibility, "I think I am Lei Xingyu. Made a lot of effort, but under the premise that I thought he was guilty. I don't know since when, there are only one case after another in my eyes, and the person in the case has disappeared. I am more and more used to seeing The evil in human nature, while ignoring the possible goodness. I also forgot that human nature is complex, and good and evil always appear alternately... Sitting on the high Dharma platform, I kept reminding myself to be rational, calm, and not Emotional, over time, erases the insight into the good, but the trial is not for revenge for the evil, but for the promotion of the good..." The heartfelt words and moving details from the judges' mouths in the play, from the perspective of humanity, show the judge's The struggle between legal theory and rationality is something that ordinary audiences rarely see in reality and in film and television dramas.

  Luo Youyou case

  Focus on the sudden death of network anchors

  In reality, new types of cases emerge one after another, and sometimes a small step in a court decision often constitutes a big step in judicial practice. The "Luo Youyou Case" allows the audience to clearly see the entire process of such a case.

This case describes the sudden death of an online anchor due to overwork, and the confrontation between the family and the brokerage company from mediation and compensation to court.

The anchors signed with the Internet celebrity incubators are all brokerage contracts, which do not constitute a labor relationship. Sudden death does not need to be liable for work injury compensation.

What do the judges think when they decide?

It is worth mentioning that in this case, the president of the court, Fang Yuan and Ye Xin, had a ideological confrontation between two generations of legal practitioners about "pragmatism and ideals". Whether to follow the old experience based on existing precedents or to be brave "pioneers" "Opening up a new path for judicial practice, the two absorbed and integrated views from each other in their rational struggle, and finally made a judicial decision that conforms to the law and justice.

The clash of ideas between the two generations of lawyers is just one aspect of the advancement of China's judicial reform.

In the end, the court found that the labor relationship between the two parties was established, and the company should be liable for work-related injury compensation, but the case did not end there. After the verdict, Judge Fang Yuan pointed out in particular, "Humans are not machines, and people have limits, and they can be the company's system design When it completely tends to the direction of maximizing interests, it will be the stifling of human and human nature. This stifling uses struggle and self-worth as a rhetoric to make workers spontaneously exploit themselves.” These plots made the audience feel that the judge’s The work is difficult, deep and warm.

  Li Fangning case

  How to protect people involved in sexual harassment

  It is worth mentioning that the play also excavated the court's "mediation", an important link that rarely appears in film and television works, breaking the rough and one-sided understanding of "mediation = harmony" in the minds of many people. At the same time, let the audience understand that the task of the grass-roots judge is not to violate the law, not to open a court - the judgment is so simple, it is to solve the problem for the parties.

For example, in the "Li Fangning case" involving workplace sexual harassment, "eldest sister" Wang Xiufen went all out to facilitate mediation, and had a fierce conflict with Ye Xin, who strongly advocated a court trial.

The main creator borrowed Wang Xiufen's words to express the reason why the judge "mediation is the greatest protection for the parties" in this case.

Wang Xiufen said: "The court session will attract more social attention. What everyone cares about is 'sexual harassment'. These three words will accompany Li Fangning for life." After the injury, they will encounter the second injury of public opinion, how the judge uses the judgment to maintain the public order and good customs of the society and other topics.

  With the continuous deepening of the plot, "Bottom Line" continues to see the big from the small. Through the work style and legal thinking of the two generations of lawyers, Fang Yuan, Song Yufei, Zhou Yi'an and Ye Xin, it shows the continuous progress of China's legal thinking; The narrative structure of "big case sets small cases" and "case after case" gradually reflects the achievements of "the implementation of the civil code", "post judge system" and "case handling responsibility system" on the road of China's judicial reform.

  "Bottom Line" has been updated for 6 episodes so far, and the beginning is clear. Legal topics such as "post system", "statutory law", and "pre-litigation mediation" have also broken the circle and become the object of public curiosity and research.

The all-star lineup of Jin Dong, Cheng Yi, Zhao Ziqi, Huang Xiaolei, Yin Xiaotian, etc., who started the "Counting Stars" again, also fueled the audience's expectations.

Judging from the trailer, there will be follow-up cases such as "helping you jump out of the car", "drinking intermediaries to cause death", "mother liver cancer divorce case", "transnational pharmaceutical group's bribery case in China" and so on. Bottom line, the follow-up is worth looking forward to.

Text/Reporter Yang Wenjie Coordinator/Man Yi