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In Harm's Way (2017)

Feng huo fang fei (original title)
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In the 1940s, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed Americans' morale. The president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, decided to risk it all to bomb Tokyo, raising the ... See full summary »

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Bille August

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Greg Latter
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Cast

Credited cast:
Emile Hirsch ... Jack
Yifei Liu ... Ying
Fangcong Li Fangcong Li ... Nunu
Cary Woodworth ... Mac
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hanlin Gong Hanlin Gong ... Ying's father-in-law
Tiankuo Gong Tiankuo Gong ... lieutenant Sun
Tsukagoshi Hirotaka Tsukagoshi Hirotaka ... Shimamoto
Lambert Houston ... Sam
Zhu Jin Zhu Jin ... Ying's mother-in-law
Gallen Lo ... Captain Hsu
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Jimmy Doolittle
Filip Taseski Filip Taseski ... Mannie
Lee Valmassy Lee Valmassy ... Gunner
Vivian Wu ... Old Nunu
Yikuan Yan ... Kai
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In the 1940s, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed Americans' morale. The president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, decided to risk it all to bomb Tokyo, raising the public's hopes. Bombardment air crafts led by U.S lieutenant colonel Jimmy Doolittle took off from a massive aircraft carrier. However, after completing their missions, the bombardment air craft pilots had to bail out at the coastal areas near Zhejiang due to a shortage of fuel. A young pilot, Jack Turner, was saved by a young local widow named Ying, who risked her life as she hid the injured American pilot in her house. Despite not being able to communicate verbally, they fell for each other and a tear-jerking love story went on between the two.

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Non sempre gli eroi sono ricordati. [Heroes are not always remembered.] (Italian release poster) See more »

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History | Romance | War

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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese | English

Release Date:

10 November 2017 (China) See more »

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In Harm's Way See more »

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Roc Pictures See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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2.39 : 1
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A well acted war drama
24 November 2017 | by charliespornsSee all my reviews

While the box office is overrun by superhero films, it's refreshing to see a film that grounds itself more directly in humanity. "The Chinese Widow" is a beautifully shot, often endearing film that features particularly strong performances by Yifei Liu and Fangcong Li. It is a moving story that deals with incredible sacrifice and one that may bring the viewer to question their definition of heroism. If you want to see something more profound than a run-of-the-mill blockbuster, "The Chinese Widow" is definitely worth a watch.


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