Assembly

Assembly

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Gu zidi, a Communist army captain, is sent with his 47 men on a mission to defend a coal mine. The hopelessly outgunned unit use guile, deceit and makeshift artillery to fend off tanks, shells and infantry. Gu zidi is the only man left standing and, after waking in hospital, he is shocked to discover the heroic fallen soldiers have been refused official recognition. Feng Xiaogang's impressive story of heroism and sacrifice is often described as the Chinese counterpart of Saving Private Ryan.