Cliff Walkers is a 2021 Chinese espionage thriller about special agents on a secret mission being hunted down after a traitor’s treachery.
Directed by Yimou Zhang (Shadow; Raise the Red Lantern; House of Flying Daggers; Curse of the Golden Flower; A Woman a Gun and a Noodle Shop; The Flowers of War) from a screenplay written by Yongxian Quan, the movie stars Zhang Yi, Lei Jiayin, Hailu Qin, Hewei Yu and Yawen Zhu.
Four special agents, who were trained in the Soviet Union, are sent to the puppet state of Manchukuo (founded in 1932 after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria) for a secret operation called “Utro”. However, they are betrayed and exposed the minute they landed in the city of Harbin. The whole “Ice City” now has become a deadly trap. Each action must be extremely prudent as their lives are in imminent danger…
” …Zhang implemented the extreme drop of snow in the movie, with the weather essentially being one of the protagonists of the movie in the way it shapes the characters’ actions […] Cliff Walkers is an impressive movie […] a true eye-candy that will satisfy all fans of Hollywood style, action thrillers.” Asian Movie Pulse
“Making the most of the freezing Harbin winter, DP Zhao Xiaoding dusts the entire cast with crystal snow, particularly their black hat brims. And snow becomes the key element in a gangster-ish chase scene in period cars, while the good spy/bad guy occupants eye each other, keeping one hand on the trigger.” The Hollywood Reporter
CMC Pictures will release Cliff Walkers theatrically in select locations in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand on April 30th 2021.
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