Saving General Yang

Synopsis: Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him - and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven - two of whom have never seen combat - set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive - all to bring their father home.
Director(s): Ronny Yu
Production: Well Go USA
  3 nominations.
102 min

Yang Yanzhao

You broke Family Law and

ignored your father's orders.

You entered the sparring

match without permission,

& you failed in your duty

as an older brother,

allowing Yang Yansi's

reckless behavior.

Yang Yansi. You flouted

military regulations.

You ignored your father's orders

and fought in the sparring match.

You flaunted your prowess with complete

disregard for any consequences

Both your actions have

harmed the Yang family name.

Thirty strikes each!



can you see those clouds? They

look like a flock of sheep.

Yes! That big cloud looks

like a mommy sheep,

and those are all her little

lambs following behind.

I want a flock of sheep one day.

What? You want to rear sheep?

I want them playing

all around me,

one in my arms two on my back,

and another four on the

ground besides me.

I'll need your help though.

You want me to help

you rear sheep?

They'll need a sheep

mommy, you know!

Listen to me, world!

Princes Chai of the Song imperial family

agrees to be a sheep mommy of the Yang


I want to be a Yang mommy!

Father, the emperor has

announced a sparring match

to win the hand

of Princess Chai.

I'm certain I can win.

Yanzhao, you are

forbidden to take part,

and you must not see

Princess Chai again

But why?

Lord Pan's son, the Emperor's

brother-in-law Pan Bao, is interested

in her.

It was Lord Pan who suggested

the match to the Emperor.

The Pan family are

set on winning.

The Pan family have long

been at odds with the Yangs

If you fight Pan Bao, relations between

our families will deteriorate.

But Rong and I love

each other, Father!

The Khitan are threatening

Song territory.

The Yang and Pan families need to

stand together against this foe.

This is no time to be

focusing on romance!



This is an order. You may leave.


Pathetic. Get off

the sparring stage!

Pan Bao,

do you really think you can win

love with such dirty tricks?

I'll teach you a lesson

on my brother's behalf!

Sixth Brother!



My Lady?

Take these to the General.

Yes, my Lady.

Your Majesty.

The murder of my brother by Yang

Ye's son is a heinous crime.

I demand the death of the

whole family as punishment!

Only then can my brother's

soul rest in peace!

Pan Bao fell to his death.

He was careless.

How can you blame us?


Your Majesty. Pan Bao

& I grew up together.

We were inseparable.

He was my most beloved brother.

He was so young, so

full of potential.

But now he's gone, murdered

in cold blood by Yang Yansi.

Your Majesty, I beg you

to right this wrong!

I beg you for justice!

Your Majesty. Pan Bao's

death was an accident.

Please judge carefully, Majesty.

The princess wasn't even at the scene, and

yet she seems so sure it was an accident.

Empty words. Are you sure you're

not biased towards the Yangs?

It was a sparring match. Each man's

life lay in the hands of fate.

What happens shows it wasn't Pan

Bao's fate to be my husband.


Your Majesty. Our signal towards

to the north are ablaze.

The Khitan are attacking.

The Khitan!

How dare they attack us again!

Get me down.

Your Majesty,

from the look of these signals,

this is a full-scale invasion.

The Khitan are a formidable foe.

Who's leading their

army this time?

Your Majesty, our reports

say it is Yelu Yuan.

I remember ten years ago

there was a General Yelu.

Yang Ye, didn't he die

under your sword?

So who is this Yelu Yuan?

Your Majesty, he is the

son of General Yelu.

He's an accomplished warrior

and considered a

hero by his people.

Genera Yang, you go to war!

Take 60,000 of our best men.

Stop the Khitan!

Your Majesty, surely the great Song Empire

has other generals to lead men into war?

Your Majesty,

I beg the honor of being

the one to lead your army.

It would answer the lifelong wish of my

son, who wanted only to serve his country.

Very well.

Lord Pan. I appoint you supreme

commander of our

army against Khitan.

Yes, your Majesty.

Yang Ye. You will lead the

troops at the front line

and assist Lord Pan in

defeating this army.

Yes, your Majesty.

That's the wrong armor. I'm front line

general this time, not supreme commander.

Let me change it.

You mustn't be too

worried, my dear wife.

I'm not worried about

your abilities,

only the complexity

of the situation.

The enemy you face has a

personal feud against you.

And your so-called ally

is a scheming rival.

You mustn't worry. I've fought the Khitan

for years and never lost a battle.

As for Lord Pan, we are

fighting for the same cause.

I will exert every effort

to repel the Khitan.

Together, we will defend

the great Song Empire.

What if this is too

much for Father?

Don't worry, Fifth Brother.

Father has never been

defeated by the Khitan.

This time will be no different.

Father should let me go.

I can lead the front line!

This is war, not a

sparring match.

Have you seen real blood spill?

Have you heard the

splintering of bones?

Do you know what

it's like to see men

dying all around you?

You know nothing about war!

Lord Pan knows nothing about

commanding an army.

He will put Father in danger.

Father will be setting out soon.

You've done all your work,

so why are you all still here?

I don't want to hear what

I just heard ever again.

Yes, Eldest Brother.

Stand up.

Does it still hurt?

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