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Chinese TV series based on Battle of Triangle Hill to be filmed

2022/4/22 9:51:05   source:Global Times

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Filming will soon begin for a new Chinese TV series about the Battle of Triangle Hill in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), and the show will start airing in 2023 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of China’s triumph in the war.

Named Xuezhan Shangganling (which translates literally as bloody battle on Triangle Hill), the new show has been approved by China’s Political Work Department of the Central Military Commission and the National Radio and Television Administration, China News Service reported.

The Battle of Triangle Hill is one of the most significant and well-known battles in the Korean War, which took place from October 14 to November 25 in 1952.

In the battle, the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army (CPV) overcame all kinds of difficulties such as backward weapons and equipment, lack of water and medicine, and fought against more than 900 charges by the US army. They fought hard for 43 days and finally won the battle.

Many heroes familiar to Chinese people such as Qiu Shaoyun, Huang Jiguang and Hu Xiudao sacrificed their lives in the battle. Their stories have inspired generations of Chinese people and will form part of the new show.

The press conference for the TV series was held on Tuesday in Beijing and the production team said that they will strive to portray the historical truth with a realistic filming method, in order to show the patriotic spirit of CPV soldiers and the high-level ability of CPV commanders.

“Watching the movies and TV series focusing on the Korean War can express current patriotic feelings,” Luo Luo, a Chinese film critic, told the Global Times, explaining why such themes are popular among Chinese audiences.

Shi Wenxue, a cultural critic based in Beijing, emphasized to the Global Times that the historical truth is very important when filming such TV shows, and the production team can display ordinary people’s stories while making the characters believable.

A 124-minute-long movie named Battle of Triangle Hill based on the same events was released in December 1956.

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