1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of “cat and mouse” ensues as the Chinese code-breaker attempts to send out a crucial message while protecting his/her own identity.
The unique feature of his film is the actors – they are not professional but celebrities on micro-blogs. Among micro-bloggers in the cast are publisher Zhang Lixian, folk singer Zhou Yunpeng andscreenwriter Shi Hang. The film is based on the true story of a Beijing plainclothes policeman named Zhang Huiling,who has been working for more than 10 years in Shuangyushu, a community of HaidianDistrict, Beijing. It depicts the stories of ordinary Chinese people struggling in … Read more
A policewoman named Lu Yueyue investigates a stolen national treasure and eventually ends up in a fight with gangsters. At the same time, she is trying to deal with a complicated romantic relationship and family conflict. The film is based on a 1995 television series that made mainland actress-director Xu Jinglei well-known throughout China.