The Children of Huang Shi Poster

Release Date: May 23rd, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 2009

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, Matthew Walker, Shane Briant

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Zero Fiction Film, Australian Film Commission, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • Tells an engrossing story of a remarkable man, but nevertheless it's underwhelming. Dramatic and romantic tension never coil very tightly, as the film settles into a contented pace. show more

  • This formulaic adventure pays tribute to George Hogg, a true hero largely forgotten everywhere but China, where a statue of him now stands -- a rare honor for a westerner. show more

  • Full of incident but nearly devoid of dramatic tension, The Children of Huang Shi is a based-on-fact saga that has lost much of its power on the long road to the screen. show more

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