Wow. Based on a true story of Chinese diplomat Ho Feng Shan, whose heroic deeds – defying orders and issuing Visas for thousands of Jews during WWII so they could escape Austria – were only known after his death and honored in 2001. If I were an actor, playing a silent hero like Ho Feng Shan would be an honor and something for me to carry on for the rest of my life. Golden Eagle Best Actor, Wang Lei (Ordinary World), will be taking on the titular role of the young and reckless and equally heroic diplomat while veteran Chen Bao Guo (All Quiet in Peking) will be playing his boss, one who guides and provides help along the way. This is combination of powerhouse acting right here. The Last Visa (最后一张签证) is co-produced by China’s Omnijoi Media Corporation and Czech Republic’s Twin Star Film.
YESH! Find your favorites walking the red carpet for their respected dramas at the 22nd Shanghai TV Festival! But noooo to another red carpet event. Lol. The Legend of Mi Yue is the biggest winner of the night for the Magnolia Awards. All shades of purple on the ladies though. Variety girls!
This is just a hunch, but I think fans of Battle of ChangSha will like this drama adaptation of The Ordinary World by Lu Yao. A book about the ordinary world full of extraordinary people? What’s not to like from that tagline? The story follows the lives of many families as they struggle against the sweeping changes in the rural areas of Northern China in the 1970s and 80s.