Directed by Feng Xiaogang, China 2007
124 mins. Mandarin dialogue with English sub-titles
A veteran of China's Civil War rails against modern bureaucracy in hopes of finally receiving recognition for his bravery and to honour the memory of his fallen comrades. Winner of the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards and the 2009 Golden Rooster Awards for Best Film.
What the Critics say:
"This is a film that eschews triumphalism and the customary patriotic rhetoric. Its subject is friendship, respect for individuals and the quest for justice and historic truth.”  (Philip French - The Observer)