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TV series puts fresh focus on revolutionary novel heroine

By Xu Fan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-03-24 14:44
TV series puts fresh focus on revolutionary novel heroine

A scene from Red Crag. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A heroine from the 1961 revolutionary novel Red Crag has been brought to life on the small screen in a new TV series.

Double Guns, centered on a female fighter, has been airing on Beijing Satellite TV since March 22.

The fighter, known by her nickname "Shuang Qiang Lao Tai Po (the elderly lady with two guns)" in the novel, is a hero to an entire generation of Chinese thanks to the popularity of the novel, which depicts a group of Communist heroes tortured and killed by the Kuomintang in a secret prison in Chongqing in 1948.

The book, first published in 1961, has been reprinted 113 times and has sold more than 10 million copies.

The series, directed by Zhou Min, a veteran adept at action scenes, comprises 40 episodes and features He Minghan, Qiu Ye and Lin Jiangguo.

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