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War epic film 'The Eight Hundred' to hit Chinese theaters

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-08-05 09:17
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A scene from  The Eight Hundred. [Photo/Mtime]

The Eight Hundred, a war epic film, is slated for release on Aug 21.

The film depicts Chinese soldiers' defense of a warehouse against the invading Japanese army during the Battle of Shanghai in 1937. It is directed by Guan Hu, whose best-known works include the 2015 film Mr. Six, or Lao Pao Er.

The Eight Hundred will be the first major Chinese production to hit movie theaters since the COVID-19 outbreak. A trailer of the film was released Tuesday through social media.

Movie theaters are gradually reopening in parts of China deemed to be low-risk areas. Many Chinese films whose scheduled releases were postponed due to COVID-19 are yet to announce their new release dates.

Some industry observers believe that the release of The Eight Hundred would help the movie market recover.

A scene from The Eight Hundred. [Photo/Mtime]
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