Cliff Walkers

Friday, May 7 - Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Based on a script by Quan Yongxian, CLIFF WALKERS is acclaimed director Zhang Yimou’s (Shadow, Coming Home, House of Flying Daggers) first foray into the spy genre. Set in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, the film follows four Communist party special agents who return to China after receiving training in the Soviet Union. Together, they embark on a secret mission code-named “Utrennya”. After being sold out by a traitor, the team finds themselves surrounded by threats on all sides from the moment they parachute into the mission. Will the agents break the impasse and complete their mission? On the snowy grounds of Manchukuo, the team will be tested to their limit.

“Immaculately shot…a visual treat…Zhang knows how to deliver a ripping yarn with the requisite panache.” – Screen International

  • Country China
  • Language Mandarin with English subtitles
  • Running Time 121 minutes
  • Director Zhang Yimou
  • Cast Hailu Qin, Hewei Yu, Yi Zhang, Yawen Zhu
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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