The Opium War (1997)

The Opium War
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Wu Baowen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Zhang Wei Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Chen Zhigu Producer n/a 3 3000001
Xie Jin Director n/a 2 2000001
Corin Redgrave Actor n/a 1 1000017
Nigel Davenport Actor n/a 1 1000018
Lee Hsing Associate Producer (Taiwan) 171 3000004
Ann Hui Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Qian Lili Editor n/a 172 7000003
Jin Fuzai Music n/a 120781 8000001
Wu Da Wei Editor n/a 172 7000002
David Wu Editor n/a 172 7000001
Hou Yong Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Emma Griffiths Malin Actor n/a 1 1000016
Rob Freeman Actor n/a 1 1000015
Simon Williams Actor Charles Elliot 1 1000006
Shao Xin Actor Shanzhi 1 1000007
Bob Peck Actor Denton 1 1000005
Sihung Lung Actor He Jingrong 1 1000004
Lin Liankun Actor Qi Shan 1 1000002
Su Min Actor Daoguang 1 1000003
Li Shilong Actor Han Zhaoqing 1 1000008
Ko Hsiang-ting Actor Yi Shan 1 1000009
Carrick Hagon Actor n/a 1 1000013
Philip Jackson Actor n/a 1 1000014
Li Weixin Actor n/a 1 1000012
Jiang Hua Actor n/a 1 1000011
Gao Yuan Actor Rong'er 1 1000010
Bao Guoan Actor Lin Zexu 1 1000001
The story of Qing Dynasty official Lin Zexu and his battle against British imperialist is set at the start of 1838 during the first hints of the conflict that would become the Opium War which led to the ceding of Hong Kong to the British Empire. Lin Zexu is dispatched to Quangzhou to put an end to the British traders mass selling of opium to the population, a move that leads him to blockade the East India Company. The British trade rep Eliot arrives in China to broker a public ceremony whereby the opium would be publicly dumped into the sea. This move does not please the politicos in London who promply dispatch massive firepower to attack China's ports.