Gu zidi (Hanyu Zhang), a Communist army captain, is sent with his 47 men on a mission to defend a coal mine. The visceral carnage that follows sees his hopelessly outgunned unit use guile, deceit and makeshift artillery to fend off tanks, shells and infantry. Gu zidi is the only man left standing and, after waking in hospital, is shocked to discover his identity and officer ranking aren’t recognised, his soldiers that heroically died are considered MIA and their actions are refused official recognition. The captain spends the rest of his life trying to prove and gain recognition for the honourable deeds of his fallen soldiers.

17 Feb 2014 - 5:12 PM  UPDATED 31 Mar 2016 - 12:02 PM



2 hours 4 min