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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

R | | Drama, War | 13 June 2008 (USA)
About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

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Lin Ji ...
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Ping Su ...
Imai Hideaki ...
Japanese Officer
Seiichiro Hashimoto ...
Urbane Japanese Officer (as Sciichiro Hashimoto)
Shinichi Takashima ...
Xing Mang ...
Young Communist
Ruixiang Zhu ...
Japanese Officer II
Yuelong Fang ...
Rou Ding
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People thrown into an unexpected and desperate situation discover their capacity for love and responsibility. A young Englishman, George Hogg, comes to lead sixty orphaned boys on a journey of over 500 perilous miles across the snow-bound Liu Pan Shan mountains to safety on the edge of the Mongolian desert. And how, in doing so, he comes to understand the meaning of courage. During his journey, Hogg learns to rely on the support of Chen, the leader of a Chinese communist partisan group who becomes his closest friend. He soon finds himself falling in love with Lee, a recklessly brave Australian nurse whom war has turned into an unsentimental healer on horseback. Along the way Hogg befriends Madame Wang, an aristocratic survivor who has also been displaced by war, who helps the young Englishman, his friends and their sixty war orphans make their way across mountain and desert regions to a place of safety near the western end of the Great Wall of China. Written by Anonymous

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War made them orphans, one man made them legends

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Drama | War

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Rated R for some disturbing and violent content | See all certifications »

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13 June 2008 (USA)  »

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Los niños de China  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,760 (USA) (23 May 2008)

Gross:

$1,027,749 (USA) (10 October 2008)
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About 10,000 extras were hired. See more »

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In the rail yard scene the box cars are modern steel types and the ties are a modern concrete type although the movie takes place in the 1930's. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George Hogg: Shoot some hoops?
Andy Fisher: No thanks. I have to save my strength, I'm getting married on Tuesday.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 May 2008 (2008) See more »

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Tsuki Koyoi
Written by Arne Eickenberg
Performed by Arne Eickenberg, Claudia Gubisch, Achim Kleiner and MFX
©2007 Verklangwelt
Courtesy of Verklangwelt
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One Of My Picks To Click For Best Of The Year!
2 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After I exited the theater that screened 'The Children Of Huang Shi', I was on a cloud. This is easily one of the best films of 2008 (so far the other is Mongol). The plot concerns a foreign correspondent from Australia in China covering the Chinese/Japanese war in 1937, who gets in over his head by venturing out of the safety zone of Bejing, into the thick of the war, and gets involved helping an orphanage of Chinese war orphans. A woman doctor also gets tossed in for good measure in the proceedings. This is a finely acted drama that is a bit rough to watch at times, but is well worth the effort. You could do a lot worse than 'The Children Of Huang Shi' (does 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan' mean anything?)


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