The Chinese Widow
|The Chinese Widow|
|United States title||In Harm's Way|
|Britain title||The Hidden Soldier|
|Directed by||Bille August|
|Written by||Greg Latter|
|Music by||Annette Focks|
|Edited by||Gerd Tjur|
Zhejiang Roc Pictures
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. 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.
- Liu Yifei as Ying
- Emile Hirsch as Jack
- Li Fangcong as Nunu
- Yan Yikuan as village head
- Yu Shaoqun as teacher
- Tsukagoshi Hirotaka as colonel Shimamoto
- Vincent Riotta as Jimmy Doolittle
- Gong Hanlin as Ying's father-in-law
- Jin Zhu as Ying's mother-in-law
- Gallen Lo as captain Xu
- Gong Tiankuo as lieutenant Sun
- Shu Yaoxuan as hawker
- Vivian Wu as elderly Nunu (the character did not appear in the final cut of the film but was credited with a special acknowledgment.)
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.
Awards and nominations
- Nominated - Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film
- "Liu Yifei stars in The Chinese Widow for Zhejiang Roc Pictures". Blake Friedmann. 17 November 2015.
- "War epic 'The Chinese Widow' announced". Shanghai Daily.
- "'The Chinese Widow' to replace 'Our Time Will Come' as Shanghai Film Festival opener". Screen Daily.
- "Shanghai Festival: Danish Auteur Bille August's 'The Chinese Widow' to Premiere in Competition". The Hollywood Reporter.
- The Lost Soldier 
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