The Chinese Widow

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The Chinese Widow
The Chinese Widow.jpg
United States titleIn Harm's Way
Britain titleThe Hidden Soldier
Directed byBille August
Written byGreg Latter
Mabel Cheung
StarringLiu Yifei
Emile Hirsch
Music byAnnette Focks
CinematographyFilip Zumbrunn
Edited byGerd Tjur
Zhejiang Roc Pictures
Release date
  • 19 June 2017 (2017-06-19) (SIFF)
  • 10 November 2017 (2017-11-10)

The Chinese Widow (Chinese: 烽火芳菲), also known as In Harm's Way and The Hidden Soldier, is a 2017 Chinese war drama film directed by Danish director Bille August, starring Liu Yifei and Emile Hirsch.[1][2] The film premiered at the 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival as the opening film and will be released on 10 November 2017 in mainland China.[3][4]


A WWII American Air Force pilot emergency lands in China's Zhejiang Province after the first US bombing run on Tokyo. He is rescued by a young Chinese widow and a heart-wrenching love story ensues.



The film was released in China (10 November 2017), United States (2 November 2018) and France (14 November 2018). In France, the film was released with an alternative English-language title: The Lost Soldier[5].

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  1. ^ "Liu Yifei stars in The Chinese Widow for Zhejiang Roc Pictures". Blake Friedmann. 17 November 2015.
  2. ^ "War epic 'The Chinese Widow' announced". Shanghai Daily.
  3. ^ "'The Chinese Widow' to replace 'Our Time Will Come' as Shanghai Film Festival opener". Screen Daily.
  4. ^ "Shanghai Festival: Danish Auteur Bille August's 'The Chinese Widow' to Premiere in Competition". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ The Lost Soldier [1]

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