From internationally celebrated director Zhang Yimou (Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, Hero,
House Of Flying Daggers) comes a story of love and war and a band of outcasts who emerge as
unlikely heroes from the shadows of a city s occupation.
At once lyrical and visceral, the film enters
the apocalyptic world of Nanjing in 1937 only to find a vibrant human story about the invisible
people of the city and a series of unexpected relationships that lead to a resonant act of sacrifice.