Chinese films based on real events resonate with audiences

By Zhou Bing | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-08-09 09:32
A poster for Operation Red Sea. [Photo/Mtime]

2. Operation Red Sea

Director: Dante Lam

Cast: Zhang Yi, Huang Jingyu, Hai Qing, Du Jiang

Year of release: 2018

Douban points: 8.3

The film tells the story of a rescue mission by an eight-member team from the Chinese Navy's elite special forces to help Chinese and foreign nationals out of a war. The team meanwhile foiled a terrorist plot to obtain nuclear materials to make bombs.

The film is loosely based on the evacuation of Chinese citizens and foreign nationals from Yemen's capital and the southern port of Aden during Yemen's civil war in late March 2015.

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