Zhang Yimou, the general director of the opening and closing ceremonies of 2008 Beijing Olympics, was almost the only candidate for the position. Before the opening ceremony, if you going to the street for some interviews, most Chinese may react first like "Why he?" when asked, but their second reaction would be: "Why not he?/Is there anyone else? No."
Equipped with lots of expectation and pressure, Zhang did an excellent job. In China, a "general director" is more like a producer rather than a director. Zhang has to do lots of management job even including the budget and actors/actresses' dinner and shower. No one can image how Zhang managed to make it, but he succeeded finally, and brought two brilliant ceremonies to the world.
This documentary recorded Zhang and his team's preparation work in the two years. Zhang always wanted to challenge himself on art while fulfilling the bureau's requirements at the same time, that was a dancing on a blade and a great balance. A truly tough job, I think, only Zhang can finish it as expected.