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The Message (2009)

Feng sheng (original title)
1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ... See full summary »

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Gu Xiaomeng
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Wu Zhiguo
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Li Ning Yu
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Takeda / Wu Tian
Alec Su ...
Bai Xiaonian
Zhiwen Wang ...
Wang Daoxiang
Da Ying ...
Jin Shenghuo
Yihong Duan ...
Ye Jianbo
Xu Zhu ...
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Zhaoqi Shi ...
Captain Zhang
Dahong Ni ...
Lao Bie
Gang Wu ...
Liuye
Jiajia Deng ...
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Yibai Zhang
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1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and mouse" ensues as the Chinese code-breaker attempts to send out a crucial message while protecting his/her own identity. Written by emfarrell

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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wonderful spy film.
22 June 2012 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Only eight people wrote reviews, so i am writing one myself since it is an excellent film to watch.

i watched it on DVD, for some reason, it was too dark throughout the film. I don't know if it is due to the film they used or if they intentionally made it looking so blurry all the time. and the film size is not even full size.

It is a pity that it is a wonderful film, but due to the low DVD quality, it decreases the overall enjoyment.

This film reminds me of "death on the nile". several people got put into a confined place, and one of them is the suspect.

i don't know if this really happened or not, i truly enjoyed it.

Also, I am sure that if the Chinese communist party is not in charge of all films made in mainland china, this film could be more interesting. it still has the undertone to praise how brave the communist workers are. some of the names could be different, such as "communist bandits" instead of "communist party members", etc.

There could be more interesting films made by Chinese filmmakers if the communist party gives up its firm grip of the film producing industry.

Maybe someday Hollywood could also make one just like this one.


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