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The Children of Huang Shi, Movie, 2008 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Children of the Silk Road (Australia)
  • Orphelins de Huang Shi, Les (France)
  • Escape from Huang Shi (Singapore)

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-06-27 01:37

Filmed in China and Australia.

Set in 1937 but with trucks from World War Two or later. As Alexander said about Empire of the Sun:
Quote Actually there is hardly any film showing armour from that period that is not using post-war equipment. Original military material is usually no longer existent, or not in a usable condition, or too valuable to be used by a film crew. The Shanghai occupation took place in 1937 and I doubt that vehicles from that time survived 50 years of war and communist rule in China.


badlymad CA

2008-06-27 02:10

No surprise there. The Jiefang truck is more than twenty years newer than the movie's time period, and the Dongfeng is nearly forty! Regardless, the movie was good for a historical melodrama, although the plot made it hard to feel very emphatic about anyone besides the three main characters.

Also, if anyone really wants to see a war movie where absolutely nothing was in period, you should watch Ba Bai Zhuang Shi (800 Heroes), where Chevrolet Corvairs, Toyota Coronas, Mercedes W180s and other 1970s vehicles appear in a battle that took place in 1937.

-- Last edit: 2008-06-27 02:17:17

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