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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 »

Directors:

Kuo-Fu Chen, Qunshu Gao

Writers:

Chia-Lu Chang (screenplay), Kuo-Fu Chen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Xun Zhou ... Gu Xiaomeng
Bingbing Li ... Li Ning Yu
Hanyu Zhang ... Wu Zhiguo
Xiaoming Huang ... Takeda / Wu Tian
Zhiwen Wang ... Wang Daoxiang
Da Ying Da Ying ... Jin Shenghuo
Koji Kagawa Koji Kagawa ... Colonel Kinoshita
Alec Su ... Bai Xiaonian
Weiwei Liu ... Female Assassin
Yihong Duan Yihong Duan ... The Representative
Xu Zhu ... Fan
Gang Wu ... Mr. Six
Zhaoqi Shi ... Commander Zhang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ai-Dai Ai-Dai ... Female Singer
Xueyun Bai Xueyun Bai ... Female Worker
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

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Official Sites:

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 September 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

風聲 See more »

Filming Locations:

Dalian, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$743,981
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

The sound of wind
Music by Xuanbin Cao
Lyrics by Francis Lee
Performed by Xiaoming Huang
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Fantastic film!
9 October 2009 | by TensmanSee all my reviews

"The Message" (Feng Sheng) is a tremendously engrossing and entertaining thriller, seemingly right out of the 1940's film genre. The film delivers highest quality in production, set design, direction, soundtrack, screenplay, and most notably the incredible cast of actors. I viewed it while in China and was very impressed; just like its jigsaw puzzle of a story, the film's components fit tightly as well. "The Message" is a film for adults but contains a story that all should know for the sacrifice and heroism of those portrayed so well. This is a real victory for Chinese cinema, as the film outdistances all Hollywood productions I have viewed this year.


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