'The Spirit of Soldiers' aims to break stereotype

By Xu Fan ( ) Updated: 2016-08-05 10:30:21

'The Spirit of Soldiers' aims to break stereotype

Actor Zhang He. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The Spirit of Soldiers
, an upcoming television drama directed by Jin Lin, has vowed to break the stereotype of war-themed series.

Set against the backdrop of the 1930s, the series revolves on a former Qing Dynasty Beile's revenge for his father, who, is murdered by Japanese invaders.

The 43-episode series, starring actor Zhang He and Li Man, is adapted from the novelist Yu Chuan's semi-biographical fiction, The Last Beile.

As China's small screen has seen a big amount of war series with similar backdrops, the director says they have sought for a breakthrough in the emotional part and the character sets.

"The series selects an unlikely angle through the eyes of member among the feudal rulers to display a big picture of the Chinese people's struggles and strives against the invaders during the turbulence," Jin says.

The show will be aired on Beijing Satellite television from Aug 6.


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