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Monday 11 December 2023

Under the Light

Under the Light China Movie
Movie: Under the Light
Chinese Title: 坚如磐石 / Jian Ru Pan Shi
Release Date: September 28, 2023
Genre: Action
Language: Mandarin
Director: Zhang Yimou
Origin: China

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Detectives Su Jianming and Li Huilin join forces to investigate a criminal case entangled with powerful interest groups.

In order to investigate a case, Su Jianming (Lei Jiayin) ignores his influential father, Zheng Gang's (Zhang Guoli) objections and attends the "Hongmen Banquet" hosted by wealthy businessman Li Zhitian (Yu Hewei). As the investigation unfolds, a series of clues hint at an undercurrent of intrigue, suggesting a larger chess game at play.

Fun Facts

  • It was first released in China before a susbequent release on October 19, 2023 in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England and Ireland.
  • It is produced by Enlight Pictures.
  • Filming lasted around four months from May 26, 2019 to September 13, 2019 in Chongqing.
  • It is Zhang Yimou's first time directing a modern crime film.
  • Zhou Dongyu joins the likes of Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi as actresses who've worked again with Zhang Yimou.
  • It marks Zhang Yimou and Zhou Dongyu's reunion almost a decade after her debut film in Under the Hawthorn Tree.

Under the Light Lei Jiayin Lei Jiayin as Su Jianming
Under the Light Zhang Guoli Zhang Guoli as Zheng Gang

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