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3.6
12 Ratings

The Opium War

Ya Pian Zhan Zheng

Directed by Xie Jin
China, 1997
Drama

Synopsis

The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and opportunistic British naval diplomat Charles Elliot.

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The Opium War
Directed by Xie Jin

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1998 | Panorama

Montréal World Film Festival

1997 | Nominee: Grand Prix des Amériques

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