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Assembly 15 rating

Following a brutal battle, a Chinese army captain wakes from a coma to discover his discredited regiment has been airbrushed from history, and sets out to restore his soldiers’ honour.

War 2007 119 mins

Director: Feng Xiaogang


Feng Xiaogang’s film combines brutal war film with a pointed commentary on China’s official treatment of history and sacrifice. A Captain in the Chinese Civil War unwisely refuses to retreat in the face of bombardment, leading the decimation of his company. He awakes sometime later having fallen into a coma, to discover his regiment’s defeat has been airbrushed from the records. What follows is his attempt to prove the existence of the missing men and restore their honour.