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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 ... See full summary »

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Kuo-Fu Chen, Qunshu Gao

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Chia-Lu Chang (screenplay), Kuo-Fu Chen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Xun Zhou ... Gu Xiaomeng
Bingbing Li ... Li Ning Yu
Hanyu Zhang ... Wu Zhiguo
Xiaoming Huang ... Takeda / Wu Tian
Zhiwen Wang 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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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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Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 September 2009 (China) See more »

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Dalian, China See more »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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The sound of wind
Music by Xuanbin Cao
Lyrics by Francis Lee
Performed by Xiaoming Huang
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Bluff vs. bluff and elimination after elimination
25 December 2010 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

Now although china comes out with low class products, this one was actually pretty good. It's like watching a darker version of Clue, but you want the secret spy to succeed in his/her mission. This is a well crafted espionage spy movie without the crazy action or anything like that, but it's like watching a intense game of poker with bluff versus bluff and elimination after elimination. The cinematography was also really well done and lot of the aspects of the film is well crafted to the point you will actually care what happens. Even the conclusion increased the impact of the film. Great production value and a pretty good story and performances makes this film, worthwhile to check out.

7.9/10


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