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The Resistance (2011)

Fankang zhe (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 10 November 2011 (USA)
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 ... 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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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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First Chinese fiction war movie released worldwide that made a itself into the history book of movies
4 December 2018 | by euroasiangeneticSee all my reviews

If you have been in China then you probably seen many fiction movies and fiction tv series but very few of them get a release abroad on cinema. The Resistance is the biggest exception and rightly so, this little crown jewel was the beginning of the road to the high top for the Chinese industry without Hong Kong or Shanghai.

In 1937 Japanese imperial army invaded China, 1940 Japan has occupied several provinces of China, including Shichen, but in Shichen there is a resistance fighter known as the black dress killer who is hunting the Japanese army and cutting them down one by one. This unease the Japanese general who needs to capture the black dress killer before he sign a bargain with the Nazi.

It's funny that when an epic story telling movie comes out at first they get harsh criticism from critics but later in time the movie grows and becomes classic and known as great movies. Blade Runner is an example of that in the 1980s and The Resistance is an example of that in 2010s. The Resistance is great for what it is. A fiction war movie that combines martial arts and ninjas with world war 2 and action adventure, with serious story telling with interesting characters. I give this movie a 10/10. And epic forgein movie that says welcome to china.


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