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Evening Bell

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: War, War Drama, Drama


The winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Evening Bell is set during World War II. A tiny unit of Chinese soldiers has bottled up a larger group of Japanese fighters. The Chinese have the advantage, and hope to persuade the Japanese to surrender. This is not to be, thus the film becomes a tense nine-reel standoff. Produced by the official studio of the Chinese Army, Evening Bell was originally released as Wa Zhong. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi