Chinese disaster film based on events surrounding the 1976 earthquake in Tangshan, which took the lives of 240,000 people. In the aftermath of the devastating quake, a widowed seamstress (Xu Fan) must choose which of her brother-and-sister twins will be saved after rescuers find them pinned down by a single concrete block. She chooses her son, Fang Dan (Chen Li), unaware that her daughter Fang Deng (Jingchu Zhang) has in fact also survived the ordeal. The film then follows the divergent lives of the two siblings from this point until their eventual reunion in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008.
Release Date: 27 December 2010
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English
Very moving story dramatically told
Despite having subtitles this film deserves four stars. The emotions and feelings of the surviving members of a family following a devastating earthquake show a gutsy strength to go on living. Worth a look.