Liu Yifei and Emile Hirsch star in The Chinese Widow.

Why Bille August’s China-set war film is a Chinese box office flop: a far-fetched story, mismatched stars and a mishmash of ideas

The Chinese Widow looked to have it all: a world-class international crew and A-list stars, but its Danish director hasn’t worked in China before – and it shows – and the film presents an unbelievable vision of wartime China

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Liu Yifei and Emile Hirsch star in The Chinese Widow.
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