Set in the 1940s, the story tells the story of a legendary woman Fang Gu, who is one of the key figures during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. It will also portrayal the fight and struggle for freedom and independence by youths of the resistance groups.
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Leisurely paced but handsomely made film about the resistance against the Japanese occupation from veteran director Ann Hui. Zhou Xun gives a memorable turn here that makes up for some other miscasting.
You get the sense that this is a slightly fanciful retelling of the Resistance to the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong but Hui's film is a decent, old-fashioned effort. It could have been improved though by not confusingly filming the Tony Leung Ka-fai sequences as fake documentary.