#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – People thrown into an unexpected and desperate situation discover their capacity for love and responsibility. A young Englishman, George Hogg, comes to lead sixty orphaned boys on a journey of over 500 perilous miles across the snow-bound Liu Pan Shan mountains to safety on the edge of the Mongolian desert. And how, in doing so, he comes to understand the meaning of courage. During his journey, Hogg learns to rely on the support of Chen, the leader of a Chinese communist partisan group who becomes his closest friend. He soon finds himself falling in love with Lee, a recklessly brave Australian nurse whom war has turned into an unsentimental healer on horseback. Along the way Hogg befriends Madame Wang, an aristocratic survivor who has also been displaced by war, who helps the young Englishman, his friends and their sixty war orphans make their way across mountain and desert regions to a place of safety near the western end of the Great Wall of China.
Plot: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
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This is a top quality movie
This is a top quality movie; it is inspirational. Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ acting was superb. The scenery was beautiful and the children were touching. I highly recommend this movie. Here was a true hero in every sense of the word. George Hogg risked his life to save the lives of innocent children. He also risked his life to publicize the truth. His parents were courageous pacifists. He struggled with the dilemma of when pacifism is appropriate and when fighting back is appropriate. Yun-Fat Chow and Michelle Yeoh were also outstanding in their roles. It was interesting and informative regarding a period of history and location that is not that widely known about in the West.
A beautiful story but what a terrible script!
OK, so this story is based on true events, I can see why someone would like this story to be told. But why didn’t they work with good writers, this story is cut in little pieces, cliché upon cliché and then tight together to make one piece out of it. The actors really don’t know what to do with the lines they get and the director really didn’t know what he wanted to tell. Is this a hero-story? Is this a love-story? Is this a historic adventure? Is this a war-story?
I give one example: in the beginning of the story, the love-interest (Mitchell) is talking to the hero (Meyers) about how important it is that she is around, being a nurse, and knows that one scratch can lead to an infection and to death. So she tells that she cleans the wounds and tells the patient how important it is to do this as quick as possible, even if ‘it’s just a scratch’. Later on in the movie Meyers cuts himself when he’s working on replacing a tire and tells Mitchell ‘it’s just a scratch’. And she SMILES at him.
What the f?!! Wasn’t she supposed to clean this wound as she told all those people she nursed in the war to do so they wouldn’t die? Guess what happens to Meyers… And actually it’s her fault I yelled at the screen annoyed.
and please, don’t even mention the monologues the actors get to work with during the movie. Even a first year scriptwriters school student would do better in writing them. So cliché and predictable. I pity the actors – they must have read the script before they said yes. Why did they accept such bad writing? They probably needed the money.
The sceneries are beautiful, Michelle Yeoh has the best part and is the only actor that I believed. (maybe because she didn’t have that many lines?). I’m afraid those are the only things that worked out well. The story is fabricated and doesn’t have a nice flow, the actors really have difficulties working the lines they get from the writers and clearly the director didn’t know what he wanted to do with this story.
If it wasn’t for the beautiful settings, and the fact that you could sense there was (somewhere) a story worth telling, it would have been a total waste of time watching this movie. Well it definitely was a waste of money making it, I would read the book if I were you.
Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Drama, War
Director Roger Spottiswoode
Writer Jane Hawksley, James MacManus
Actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh
Country Australia, China, Germany, USA
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Australian Film Commission, Zero Fiction Film
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam Cameras, Cooke and Angenieux Lenses, Arriflex 435 Advanced, Cooke and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory ARRI Film & TV, München, Germany (prints), Cinevex Film Laboratory, Australia (dailies)
Film Length 3,430 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)