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China’s Yang Feng directs period action drama “The Coldest City” – The Hollywood Reporter


Chinese director Yang Feng is directing this period drama The coldest city, produced by Hena Film Culture Media. Stars Xia Yu (HackedAnd Little red flower), Lee Li Chun (Hello Mister BillionaireAnd Goodbye, mister loser) and Tan Kai (Detective vs detectiveAnd drug war).

Shops with Beijing-based Blossoms Entertainment The coldest city For buyers in Cannes. It is among a somewhat shorter list of Chinese commercial films shown at the Marche du Film this year, as the Chinese industry continues to emerge from its pandemic-era isolation to re-engage in the global film industry. The coldest city It will be released in China later this year.

The coldest city The film is set in a frigid city in northeastern China in 1945, a turbulent period in China’s history after the surrender of the Japanese army. Set in a deserted city infested with underworld forces, the story tells the story of Gu Nian, the classic character of a gunman who walks alone in a broken and material ancient world, struggling to fight for loyalty, honor, and promises to his lost friends.

The latest version of Liang Ho Railway Heroeswhich took in $17 million in China in 2021. Xia, the film’s star, was the youngest actor ever to win Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival when he took home the award in 1994 for his performance in Jiang Wen in the heat of the sun.

Joanna Swanson

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