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The Eight Hundred Heroes Movie Poster

The Eight Hundred Heroes (1938)

800 Chinese soldiers guard the important warehouse district against the invading Japanese Army. Re-imagination of a famous (bordering on legendary) episode from the battle of Shanghai: 800 soldiers of the 88th regiment against what feels like the whole of Japan’s Imperial Army - think Thermopylae, Chinese version. A splendid, visually amazing gem which, in its own way, is also a last stand: of silent cinema, Shanghai style. (iffr)

Directing:
  • Yunwei Ying

Writing:
  • Yang Han-Sheng

Stars:
Release Date: 1938-01-01
  • Language: 普通话
  • Runtime: 53