Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Evening Bell is set during World War II. A tiny unit of Chinese soldiers has bottled up a larger group of Japanese fighters. The Chinese have the advantage, and hope to persuade the Japanese to surrender. This is not to be, thus the film becomes a tense nine-reel standoff. Produced by the official studio of the Chinese Army, Evening Bell was originally released as Wa Zhong.
war, stand-off, surrender