Set during the Second Sino-Japanese War it’s another one of those historical dramas where an idealistic white man ventures into China to his ultimate demise, but on the way manages to do a lot of good.
It’s a beautiful film to watch with good actors, good script and the cinematography really highlights how beautiful China can be.
It is an Australian/Chinese production. The post production was done in Melbourne, the oldest boy in the film is a 16 year old Sydney school boy and the opening scene was filmed in Melbourne (The ballroom scene?)
Michelle Yeoh is in the film, but unfortunately just a cameo. But that won’t stop me (or the chinese press) highlighting her role with a nice movie poster.