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.

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

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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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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