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The Sacrifice (2020)

Jin Gang Chuan (original title)
In 1953, the Korean War is entering the final stage. The People's Volunteer Army of China has launched the last major battle in Kumsong. In order to arrive at the battleground on time and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Hu Guan, Frant Gwo | 2 more credits »

Writers:

Hu Guan, Rui Ge (co-writer) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yi Zhang ... Zhang Fei
Jing Wu ... Guan Lei
Jiuxiao Li ... Liu Hao
Vision Wei ... Yan Rui
Chao Deng ... Gao Fulai
Vladimir Ershov Vladimir Ershov
Qiu Tian Qiu Tian
Zhou Siyu Zhou Siyu
Hao Ou
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In 1953, the Korean War is entering the final stage. The People's Volunteer Army of China has launched the last major battle in Kumsong. In order to arrive at the battleground on time and deliver enough force to the Kumsong front line, the soldiers have to defend themselves against the never ending bombing of enemy bombers and race with time to repair bridges, all under the circumstance of supply shortages and inferior equipment. The rarely told history slowly unfolds.

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Action | Drama | War

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The film started shooting in August 2020 and set to release on October 25th of the same year. The whole filming and post-production have to finish in three months. See more »

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An excellent group of cast, except the nasty co-director Guan Hu
1 November 2020 | by BeanEsquireSee all my reviews

The whole film gives me a feeling that the People's Volunteer Army truly has the spirit of bravery and self-sacrifice. However, it fails to tell me why, what the significance and meaning are.

Also, most of those gory close-ups are not necessary, even being abused. There is no need to utilize those to show the bloody aspect of the war, let alone those remains of dead bodies are all the respectable heroes'. They should have tried other smarter methods.

I have my sincere respect for the actor Zhang Yi. He has shown his tremendous acting here. Also, other items like visual effects, costume, photography, are all above-average levels...

...except that one of the co-director Guan Hu himself is selfish and nasty. He deliberately wore a U.S. Navy's hat when he was in an interview about this film in which his compatriots fought against the U.S. Army. He was impolite at all when they cast visited the monument to the martyrs of this war. Just imagine that Tom Hanks wore a Nazi armband when he was in an interview about his film Saving Private Ryan, and danced delightedly when he was visiting the monuments of the Normandy landings, what would you feel?

I vote six stars for this film, and minus three of them owing to Guan Hu.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

23 October 2020 (China) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,047,608
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Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| 6-Track Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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