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Year-ender: Major revolutionary films and TV dramas from 2021

Updated: 2021-12-15 10:20 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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This year has witnessed a number of films and TV dramas take revolutionary history as their subject, especially the early history of the Communist Party of China, as 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of CPC. Let's take a look at some major productions.

A still from the film, The Battle at Lake Changjin. [Photo provided to China Daily]

1. The Battle at Lake Changjin 

Set during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), the film centers on a heroic company of the Chinese People's Volunteers army, reflecting CPV soldiers' iron will and great spirit to safeguard the then newly founded People's Republic of China.

Resonating with an audience running into the millions and enhancing their pride in China's great achievements, the film became hugely popular, smashing a total of 26 records, mainly in terms of box-office and admission figures.

The 176-minute film, which cost 1.3 billion yuan ($202.7 million), became the most expensive of its kind in China. By Nov 24, its overall box office surpassed 5.69 billion yuan ($891.1 million), replacing Wolf Warrior 2 at the top of China's all-time box office charts.

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