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Zhang Yimou

Cliff Walkers (Xuan ya zhi shang)

Edition 2021
125' - 2021 - Spy Film, Crime, Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: Mandarin
Director: Zhang Yimou Composer: Yeong-wook Jo With: Hewei Yu, Yi Zhang, Hailu Qin, Haocun Liu
In 1932, the Japanese military has built a fortress for inhumane medical experiments. However, one man – Wang Ziyang – manages to escape the fortress alive.
In 1932, the Japanese military has built a fortress for inhumane medical experiments. However, one man – Wang Ziyang – manages to escape the fortress alive. Chinese intelligence forms a task force to intercept Wang for information about the fortress. But when the puppet government learns of the mission, they use any means necessary to stop the team from finding their man.
"Zhang Yimou's first spy thriller sends an ace team of Communist agents into the WW2 Japanese stronghold of Manchukuo. (...) The lyrical intro sets the scene for some soulful cinematography and atmospheric sequences that will drive the film into a pleasingly fluid spy-counterspy dance." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Credits

Director

Zhang Yimou

Composer

Yeong-wook Jo

With

Hewei Yu, Yi Zhang, Hailu Qin, Haocun Liu

Scenario

Zhang Yimou, Yiran Pan

Director of Photography

Xiaoding Zhao

Editor

Yongyi Li

Producer

Luca Liang, Liwei Pang

Production studios

Emperor Motion Pictures

More information

Dialogue

Mandarin

Countries of production

China

Screenplay based on

adapted from an original story by Yongxian Quan

Year

2021

Filmography

Zhang Yimou
Raise the Red Latern (1991), The Story of Qiu Ju (1992), Keep Cool (1997), Not One Less (1999), The Road Home (1999), Hero (2002), House of the Flying Daggers (2004), Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009), Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), The Flowers of War (2011), Coming Home (2014), The Great Wall (2016), Shadow (2018), One Second (2020), a.o.

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