Daybreak is a 1933 Chinese silent film directed by Sun Yu for the Lianhua Film Company and made in a pro-KMT studio. The film stars Li Lili, one of the biggest silent film stars of the period, was a star vehicle for Li Lili, and was also the seventh film of director Sun Yu, who was the best known auteur of Shanghai Cinema during the 1920s.


Lingling's rural fishing village is devastated by war and she decides to move to Shanghai in hopes for a better life. She is shown the city's bright lights on the Bund and eventually, finds a job working at a factory. Lingling's life was turned upside down when she was sold by her own sister, intoxicated and raped by the boss, and sold to a brothel.