Artikelnummer 5228

BREAK THROUGH THE WU RIVER (1961) * with switchable English subtitles *

Ang Li, Shutian Li Star: Chunmian Yu

By the end of 1934, an advance unit of the Red Army's 1st Army approached the Wujiang River after a lightning fast offensive. Known since ancient times as a formidable natural barrier, the Wujiang River, with its steep banks on both sides and its deep, rapid current, seemed an unconquerable barrier to the Red Army's plans to take Zunyi from the Nationalists. But before the Red Army arrived, the Nationalists and their allies looted Zunyi: the villagers were robbed of their clothing and food; the young men were forcibly conscripted; houses were torched and the ferry destroyed to prevent its use by the Reds to cross the river. In support of the oppressed masses, the Red Army's vanguard started a crossing of the river. But the river's natural obstacles, formidable as they were, were not the only burdens facing the Communists: their enemy, it seems, was still in the village and they had no intention of letting the Reds get across.

DVD-R is in Chinese with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 89 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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