Synopsis: War feasts upon death. Its greedy appetite carries away many a life on the battlefield, and soldiers must be ready to die at any time. Yet all these sacrifices can be given meaning and reason with honor. A weathered witness of war's insatiable appetite, Guzidi, Captain of the Ninth Company, will struggle his entire life to return honor to his forty six men and their self-sacrifice. The year 1948 witnessed the launching of the Huaihai Campaign during the Chinese Civil War. In one of Chinese history's deadliest battles, thousands from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Nationalist Army (KMT) fell in the battle that took place between Xuzhou and Bengdu. It was amid this bloody fight that Captain Guzidi led the Ninth Company infantry unit on a sniper mission. His orders were to fight the KMT Army until the retreat assembly call was sounded. Yet, after many long hours of painstaking resistance, Gu watched powerless as the ammunition ran out and the scant ranks of the Ninth Company g
Director(s): Xiaogang Feng
Production: Metrodome Distribution
  25 wins & 12 nominations.
124 min

Our brothers of the Nationalists'

This is Captain Gu Zidi of the 139th Regiment

the Special 2nd Division of the Liberation Army

On behalf of my company, l'd like to greet you

You are completely surrounded

lf you keep fighting

You won't like how things end up

We offer you two choices

You can get bullets

Or maybe you'd prefer dumplings

We can keep the bullets coming

lf you have had enough

Trade in your weapons for chopsticks

Sit down with your brothers here in the 9th company

We can all eat dumplings


Quit the bullshit

Let's move in


They're already cooking in a pot

What's the hurry?


Something doesn't look right

Have they already retreated?

The battalion ordered a hasty attack

What are we waiting for?



Take six men and get a closer look

Find them six helmets

Smoke grenade



Take cover

Take cover

Up there.

Give me your hand

Pull me up

Help me!



Take out those two up there

How many are there?

l don't know

Cease fire!

Cease fire!

Help the wounded


Covering fire



l'm going to die, save me

Hurry up


Hurry up

Get the bandages, hurry

Hang in there man


Hurry up

Move him

First platoon

Follow me

Second Platoon

Protect the flanks

Don't bunch up

Spread out

Keep spreading out

Keep up

There's lightning

Get down, take cover

Fall back

Captain Gu

Get down, get down

Everyone get down, don't run around

Get down,

Get up

We've been ambushed

Take cover

Get down

Second platoon, attack

Reinforce first platoon

Third platoon, save the wounded

Leave the dead

Tend the wounded first

Luo, get on the roof

Lu and Jiang

Stop cowering

Let's go

Bring up the heavy weapons

Yes sir

Follow me

Get down

On the ground

Get down

Move in, now!

Get the machine gun

No one move


Set up a base of fire

Send in the assault forces

We're pinned down

The enemy has artillery

Let the troops regroup

How can we stop now?

l disagree

l am the captain

l'm in charge

That is cowardly behavior

l won't let that happen

Are you moving in or not?

l'm going in anyway

What for?

lf you want to get yourself killed

No one can stop you

Political Officer!




Political Officer!

Don't shoot

We surrender

We surrender, don't shoot

Don't shoot

The enemy has surrendered

Let them pick up their weapons

No surrender accepted

Pick up your weapons

Pick up your weapons

No one move

No one move!


What are you waiting for?


They have already surrendered





You cannot kill POWs

Stop pretending to be a saint

The Political Officer was blown apart



Those in the back, keep up


lncluding the wounded

Anyone who were not carried away by stretcher

We still have forty six men left

A hundred seventeen minus forty six

Our company lost seventy one men

Get me a casualty list

Report the final count

On the double

Fight a battle, report a funeral

Don't keep making me do this

You are the only one who can read

The Political Officer is gone

Who else is there?

The Nationalists have good uniforms

But their fighting is not up to snuff

We found a wheel

See if it fits

The 7th Company found three howitzers

Two ten wheelers

All we find is a small, crippled mountain gun

Bite your tongues

Feel the pain?

That means you are still alive

What is the use of all these metal scraps?

ln our last battle

The 3rd battalion's 9th company

Fought bravely without giving up

They suffered heavy casualties

We were going to commend them

But Captain Gu Zidi

Ordered the POWs shot

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