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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Movie: The Battle at Lake Changjin


The Battle at Lake Changjin China Movie
Title: The Battle at Lake Changjin
Chinese Title: 长津湖 / Chang Jin Hu
Release Date: September 30, 2021
Genre: Historical, War
Language: Mandarin
Director: Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark, Dante Lam
Screenwriter: Lan Xiaolong, Huang Jianxin
Production Company: Bona Film Group, August First Film Studio, Huaxia Film Distribution Co. Ltd., China Film Co. Ltd.
Executive Producer: Yu Dong
Chief Producer: Huang Jianxin, Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark, Dante Lam
Producer: Chen Hong, Shi Nansheng, Liang Fengying
Origin: China

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Set in the 1950's, the story follows the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) who went to North Korea to fight US troops. They stood firm amidst subzero temperature and made painful sacrifices to reverse the situation on the battlefield, thus leading to their victory.



Fun Facts

  • Shooting was supposed to start in February 2020 but ended up being postponed due to the covoronavirus epidemic in China. Andrew Lau who was supposed to be the director ended up signing on for Chinese Doctors instead.
  • The press conference for the booting ceremony was held on October 25, 2020.
  • It was announced on May 25, 2021 that filming was completed after 6 months.
  • Around forty to fifty special effects companies joined in the making of the film with production costs breaking a new record for Chinese-language movies.
  • Most of the scenes were shot outdoors as the crew chose to film on location. The actors and crew had to film in sub zero temperatures.
  • As one of the production companies, August First Film Studio provided a lot of support such as military personnel to join in the filming process. At most, there were 2000 people in a single day.
  • The number of extras in total exceeded 70,000.
  • Its initial August 12, 2021 release date was postponed due to a COVID-19 resurgence in China. It was rescheduled for a premiere in time for the National Day holiday (Oct. 1).
  • Huang Xuan takes a special starring role while Ou Hao makes a guest appearance.


Cast
The Battle at Lake Changjin Wu Jing Wu Jing as Wu Qianli
The Battle at Lake Changjin Jackson Yee Jackson Yee as Wu Wanli
The Battle at Lake Changjin Duan Yihong Duan Yihong as Tan Ziwei
The Battle at Lake Changjin Zhu Yawen Zhu Yawen as Mei Sheng
The Battle at Lake Changjin Jerry Li Chen Jerry Li Chen as Yu Congrong
The Battle at Lake Changjin Hu Jun Hu Jun as Lei Suisheng
The Battle at Lake Changjin Elvis Han Dongjun Elvis Han Dongjun as Ping He

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