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The Opium War

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The Opium War (1997)

153 min - Drama, War, History - 30 June 1997
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The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and opportunistic British naval diplomat Charles Elliot.

Director:  Xie Jin

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The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and opportunistic British naval diplomat Charles Elliot.


Collections: Xie Jin

Genres: Drama, War, History

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话, English
Release Date:  30 June 1997

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Budget:  $15,000,000

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Runtime:  2 h 33 min

Through the perspective of the important actors, strongly nationalistic Lin Zexu and opportunistic British naval ambassador Charles Elliot, the story of the Opium War between China and the British Empire in the 1830s, and the subsequent British conquest of Hong Kong is told.