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The Resistance (2011)

Fankang zhe (original title)
In a time of war, when occupation turns to genocide, one woman choose resistance over death and takes on the empire of Japan.

Director:

Peng Zhang Li
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hu Ling Meng Hu Ling Meng ... Xiaoyun (as Sang Hu)
Peng Zhang Li Peng Zhang Li ... Takeshi
Jeremy Marr Williams Jeremy Marr Williams ... Steven
Zhang Xiao Hua Zhang Xiao Hua ... Xiaolin
Jiuyi Zhao ... Chen Xi
Johan Karlberg ... Schultz
Qiu Wu Tong Qiu Wu Tong ... Ming Ming
Li Yin Li Yin ... Feng Qing
Yin Wang Yin Wang ... Akita
Ma Hong Jing Ma Hong Jing ... Killer Geisha
Zhang Ming Fang Zhang Ming Fang ... Bangsu
Li Zhong He Li Zhong He ... Laozhou
Zhang Hai Yu Zhang Hai Yu ... Translator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheng-Ping Chao ... Resistance Fighter #3
Hu Dandan Hu Dandan ... Japanese woman #1
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Storyline

In 1937, Japan began their invasion of China by murdering over 300,000 people in the capital of Nanjing. The atrocities committed against women and their daughters are especially barbaric. In Beijing, there are rumors that a masked man is systematically killing Japanese soldiers, working his way to the top Japanese General of the 1937 invasion on Chinese women. With the world's attention on Europe, treaties are useless and genocide rages throughout the country going unnoticed. An American reporter is sent to China to uncover the truth about the unrest between China and Japan. What he finds threatens his own life and the sovereignty of the United States. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

One man will defy an army! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Official Sites:

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Country:

China

Language:

English | Mandarin | Japanese

Release Date:

10 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja kontra nazisci See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing Studios, Beijing, China

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Sound Mix:

Stereo
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Trivia

Casper Van Dien was at first attached to play the role of Steven the American journalist, but was later recast and the role was given to Jeremy Marr Williams. See more »

Quotes

Takeshi: Who is the Black Dress Killer?
Feng Qing: Even if I did know, I would never tell you!
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Beautiful touching action/adventure China movie filled with excitement
29 December 2015 | by anhleungSee all my reviews

when it comes to the case of Chinese anti war movies of the Sino-Japanese invasion normally 9 out of 10 movies goes mostly over the top or obviously made for just be a propaganda movie.

But in this case The Resistance is more then that, it's not a war movie or a an anti war movie at all, it's more of an assassin movie or an action/adventure movie with a style of a female heroine movie, one could say Hu Sang who play Xiaoyun is a woman version of Zorro.

On the other hand, it can't be compared with Mulan who is a typical war story and that movie is more focus on the war with epic knight tale and how the legends was described.

But for what it is, The Resistance is epic as a story of it's own, with beautiful landscape of China, and combined of history drama and ninja adventure.


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