Assembly war movie
Assembly war movie

Assembly (2007, China)

Original / alternative title: Ji jie hao

Categories: bombardment moviesinfantry movieslast stand moviesreconnaissance moviestrenches moviesurban warfare movies

Running time: 125 minutes

Language: Chinese / English

Captain Guzidi leads his men to an old mine on the shore of Wen River, where they are ordered to stop the enemy offensive at all cost. They can retreat only if they hear the bugle call for assembly. Soon Kuomintang forces start the attack and Guzidi together with his 48 soldiers prepares the defence. When the enemy brings the tanks they have no chance, but still there is no signal to retreat, so they face the overpowering forces with what they have left. The battle ends with 47 defenders dead, Guzidi is the only one that survived, but he was caught wearing enemy uniform, so he is sent to prisoners of war camp. As the sole survivor he feels guilty and tries to restore the memory about his heroic soldiers.

China superproduction presenting the fate of the sole survivor and his struggle through Korean War and after the war so the heroism of his men would be recognized. Half of the movie takes place during the Chinese Civil War, where the creators managed to put up quite realistic scenes of the desperate defence and heroism of the soldiers. Second part of the film is about Guzidi’s further life. It is strong movie, although parts of it are lacking the pace or realism.

Our rating


Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5

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Creators of Assembly

Xiaogang Feng movies

Heng Liu movies

Heng Liu


Cast of Assembly

Hanyu Zhang movies hanyu-zhang

Hanyu Zhang

as Guzidi

Chao Deng movies chao-deng

Chao Deng

as Zhao Erdou

Wenkang Yuan movies wenkang-yuan

Wenkang Yuan

as Wang Jincun

Yan Tang movies yan-tang

Yan Tang

as Sun Guiqin

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Events depicted in Assembly

Chinese Civil War (1927-1950)