Boy and War-Robot Must Ally to Escape Brutal Overseers in ‘A Crimson Man’ In a war-torn land of man vs. robot, a young runaway slave searching for his father must ally with a broken and battle-scarred war-robot or be hunted down by his brutal overseers.   Seen through the gaze of a young boy, A Crimson Man is a story about fathers & sons, unlikely bonds, and the hidden burden veterans suffer as a cost of war. When 11-year-old runaway slave Wei Zhang finds Red -- a broken-down war robot -- he's terrified.