Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Assembly - Review

At the height of the Chinese civil war, People‚Äôs Liberation Army captain Gu Zidi leads the shellshocked remnants of his command on what turns out to be their last mission. 

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As the only survivor, he spends the next 10 years trying to gain recognition for the sacrifice his men made.

The battle scenes are truly harrowing, but the struggle Gu Zidi faces after the war is far harder to watch. Ultimately, the film is as much a ferocious criticism of the insensitivity of bureaucracy as it is a brutal, visceral, war epic.


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