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The Big Parade

Synopsis

A battle-toughened Chinese drill sergeant is assigned to whip a ragtag group of raw recruits into a perfect marching unit in this sophomore feature film by noted filmmaker Chen Kaige whose best-known film was the highly acclaimed Yellow Earth. The soldiers in this film are getting ready to participate in a Beijing celebration of China's National Day. At first the diverse assortment of recruits find they have one thing in common-- their hatred of their harsh leader, but in time they come to respect him...more

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