Set in 1930s China, acclaimed director Zhang Yimou’s spy thriller CLIFF WALKERS will come to US and international theaters on April 30.
CLIFF WALKERS is director Zhang Yimou’s first foray into the spy genre. Set the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, the film follows four Communist party special agents who return to China after receiving training in the Soviet Union. Together, they embark on a secret mission code-named “Utrennya.” After being sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides from the moment they parachute into the mission. Will the agents break the impasse and complete their mission? On the snowy grounds of Manchukuo, the team will be tested to their limit.
Zhang Yimou’s work has been seen in the United States since 1990, when his film Ju Dou was the first-ever Chinese film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He is also known for The Great Wall, a 2016 science fiction movie starring Matt Damon.
The film stars Zhang Yi (Operation Red Sea), Yu Hewei (I Am Not Madame Bovary), Qin Hailu (The Pluto Moment) and Zhu Yawen (The Captain, The Witness).
CLIFF WALKERS will be released in U.S. and international theaters on April 30.