The Great War is a war film directed by Chen Kaige, led by Xin Baiqing, Zhu Yilong, Zhang Zifeng, Arthur Chen, Zhu Yawen, and Xiao Yang, co-starring Zhang Youhao, Ou Hao, Wei Chen, Yin Fang, and Wei Daxun.
The film primarily revolves around the ensemble of volunteers in the People's Liberation Army and offers a panoramic portrayal of the heroic sons and daughters defending their homeland on various fronts during the first anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. It narrates the grand epic of the three-years of Resisting American Aggression and Aid Korea.
English Title: The Great War
Chinese Title: 志愿军：雄兵出击
Other Titles: Volunteers: Xiongbing Attack, 伟大的胜利, 伟大的胜利(上), 伟大的战争·抗美援朝, 伟大的战争·保家卫国, 战与祀
Genre: War, Drama
Duration: 139 min.
Director: Chen Kaige
Writer: Huang Jianxin, Liu Jianwei
Producer: Fu Ruoqing, Chen Hong
Released Date: 2023-09-28
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- Xin BaiqingLi MoyinMain Role
- Zhu YilongLi XiangMain Role
- Zhang ZifengLi XiaoMain Role
- Arthur ChenSun XingMain Role
- Zhu YawenWu BenzhengMain Role
- Xiao Yangzhao An'nanMain Role
- Zhang YouhaoYang SandiSupport Role
- Ou HaoZhang XiaohengSupport Role
- Vision WeiDai RuyiSupport Role
- Yin FangYang ShaochengSupport Role
In the early years of its founding in 1949, the People's Republic of China faced both internal and external challenges. Since the outbreak of the Korean War, the U.S. military had repeatedly provoked incidents along the Sino-Korean border, resulting in devastating bombings that affected civilians.
In order to protect the hard-won peace and ensure long-term stability, in October 1950, the Chinese People's Volunteer Army entered the Korean Peninsula, marking the beginning of the "Chinese People's War of Resistance Against U.S. Aggression and Aid to Korea."
This was a "war of the whole nation" where on the political stage, Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin negotiated and strategized to safeguard national interests; on the Korean battlefield, despite the significant disparity in military strength, the Chinese forces achieved victory through heroic sacrifices; on the diplomatic front, the People's Republic of China's delegation made its debut at the United Nations, earning international respect for China's new voice; within the country, people from all walks of life united in supporting the front lines, enthusiastically donating money and goods.
The New China, not yielding an inch of territory, displayed its national pride; the new generation, full of enthusiasm, was determined to protect their homeland.