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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Imminent Crisis

Imminent Crisis China Drama
Drama: Imminent Crisis
Chinese Title: 一触即发 / Yi Chu Ji Fa
Broadcast Network: Beijing TV
Broadcast Date: July 31, 2012
Initial Release Date: April 27, 2012
Genre: Spy, Suspense
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 32
Director: Gan Lu
Screenwriter: Zhang Yong
Production Date: 2011
Origin: China
Related: Disguiser, Spy Hunter
Source: Adapted from a novel of the same name by Zhang Yong

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

During the 1930's in Shanghai Bund, a family tragedy separates twin brothers at birth. The two lead separate lives to face each other as enemies. Nonetheless, blood is thicker than water and they learn to overcome their differences for the sake of their country.

Ah Chu (Wallace Chung) was adopted by a Shanghai tycoon. Despite his lowly background, he becomes a doctor while accompanying the young master in his studies abroad. Ah Ci (Wallace Chung) has joined the Communist underground and was sent to Japan for further studies. After returning home, he becomes a full-fledged agent.

Meanwhile, Ah Chu has taken part in the secretive Thunderbolt Operation when he was in England. As the mastermind who orchestrated the tragedy that destroyed Ah Chu and Ah Ci's family twenty years ago, Xu Yuzhen (Li Ying) has decided to covet the Thunderbold Operation and to kill the two brothers at all costs. While trying to find the truth, the two brothers come from a place of antagonism to that of brotherly love as they join hands to fight a common enemy.

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Fun Facts

  • Zhang Yong who wrote the source novel also writes the screenplay.
  • Zhang Yong has written three books in the spy genre which have been adapted into dramas - Imminent Crisis, Disguiser and Spy Hunter.
  • When Zhang Yong wrote the ending, she was so moved by the twist of fate and emotions in the story that she closed her computer and cried for 20 minutes.
  • Wallace Chung really took the role to heart and filming was a big challenge for him physically and emotionally. There were two days where the crew filmed for 28 hours continuously.

Imminent Crisis Wallace Chung Wallace Chung as Yang Muchu / Yang Muci
Imminent Crisis Li-Chun Lee Li-Chun Lee as Yang Yuhua / Yang Yubo
Imminent Crisis Xu Fanxi Xu Fanxi as Li Qinhong
Imminent Crisis Li Ying Li Ying as Xu Yuzhen

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