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Men Behind the Sun (Hei tai yang 731) (1988)

Men Behind the Sun
6.4 Rating
(51 ratings)
6.1 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Jianxin Chen

Jianxin Chen

Linjie Hao

Linjie Hao

Haizhe Jin

Haizhe Jin

Tie Long Jin

Tie Long Jin

Yuanrong Jin

Yuanrong Jin

Bolin Li

Bolin Li

Pengyu Liu

Pengyu Liu



Written by (View all)
Mei Liu

Mei Liu

(as Mei Fei Liu)
Wen Yuan Mou

Wen Yuan Mou

writer


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4 years, 1 month ago at Oct 2 11:45
Before I attempt to discuss this film's merit, I'd like to start by clearing up a few things that may be misleading or unknown to potential viewers. First off, despite the 2003 you see atop the synopsis, the actual production date of this film is 1988. This is useful when assessing the production value (the look) of this film. Secondly, this film recounts all too true events. Heinous acts committe... read more
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Release date: 1 March 1989
UPC: 639518608622
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