Zhang Yi (centre) plays the captain of an elite assault team in the Chinese navy in Operation Red Sea (category III; Mandarin), directed by Dante Lam.
Zhang Yi (centre) plays the captain of an elite assault team in the Chinese navy in Operation Red Sea (category III; Mandarin), directed by Dante Lam.

review | Operation Red Sea film review: Dante Lam’s military epic is jingoistic, but also a surprisingly hellish depiction of war

Bombastic, grisly and full of impressive action set pieces, Hong Kong director’s big-budget movie has blasted its way to box office supremacy over the Chinese New Year holiday despite its nihilistic view of warfare

Zhang Yi (centre) plays the captain of an elite assault team in the Chinese navy in Operation Red Sea (category III; Mandarin), directed by Dante Lam.
Zhang Yi (centre) plays the captain of an elite assault team in the Chinese navy in Operation Red Sea (category III; Mandarin), directed by Dante Lam.
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