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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
In 1930s China, British journalist George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an American nurse named Lee (Radha Mitchell) and a Chinese partisan leader named Chen (Chow Yun Fat) join together to rescue 60 orphans. Together, they lead the children on an amazing but dangerous journey over snow-covered mountains and harsh desert terrain in search of a safe haven.

Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers , Radha Mitchell , Chow Yun Fat , Michelle Yeoh , David Wenham , Guang Li ,

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

Release Date: May 23rd, 2008|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • You can be 100 percent in favor of rescuing adorable orphans from war-torn zones and still find The Children of Huang Shi a tough haul. show more

  • Sometimes the most compelling real-life stories make better documentaries than dramas. Such would seem to be the case with The Children of Huang Shi. show more

  • Never achieves the David Lean style of epic it aims for - exterior vistas and interior dramas - but it has two charismatic performances, beautiful Chinese locations and an admirable lack of sentimentality. show more

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