Tie xue can yang (2015)

U.S. POWs in WWII sent to Northern China by the Japanese, condemned to spend the rest of their lives working as slaves in factories. The men fight to survive brutal winters, disease, and even more brutal guards, while secretly resisting.


Haofang Shen, Richard L. Anderson (co-director)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Edward Crowley Daniel Edward Crowley ... Ferdinand Meringolo
Adam Palin Adam Palin ... Oliver Allen
Dmitry Marushchenko Dmitry Marushchenko ... Jonathan Wainwright
Daniel Adrian Daniel Adrian ... Bob Rosendahl
Jimi Andersen Jimi Andersen ... John Moseley
George Christopher ... George Tomecko
Khamid Marzaganov Khamid Marzaganov ... Joe Bill Chastain (as Marzaganov Khamid)
Thomas Jay Stanley Thomas Jay Stanley ... Gregory Rodriquez
Matheiu Fernand Jaquet Matheiu Fernand Jaquet ... Neil
Andrew Lane Cawthon Andrew Lane Cawthon ... Ben Skardon
Shinichi Takashima Shinichi Takashima ... Ishikawa
Tsukagoshi Hirotaka Tsukagoshi Hirotaka ... Sato
Hirosumi Yoneoka Hirosumi Yoneoka ... Matsuda
Li Sheng Li Sheng ... Atushima
Huanliang Lu Huanliang Lu ... Gao Dechun


The Story of American POWs in World War II, who were surrendered after their heroic and hard fought defense of the Philippines. They were sent to the city of Mukden (today called Shenyang) in Chinese Manchuria by the Japanese Army, where they were condemned to spend the rest of their lives working as slave laborers in factories to produce war materials for their enemy. This is the story of men's fight to survive the brutal winters, disease, and even more brutal guards, while secretly resisting in any way possible. As General Jonathan Wainwright put it, they were "men locked away behind the bayonets and barbed wire of cruel jailers." Written by Richard L Anderson

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English | Japanese | Chinese

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind Bayonets and Barbed Wire See more »

Filming Locations:

Shenyang, Liaoning, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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