Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In the early 20th century, rebels were fighting the Chinese monarchy in order to establish a democratic republic, and after outlining that background, this film develops a story of a military officer and his wife whose allegiances seem, at first, to differ. When the wife joins the rebels to fight the incredibly backward Empress Dowager, she has no idea that her husband has changed his mind and is secretly in league with the rebels as well. Both fight for justice in their own way, heading towards a dramatic ending as the civil war starts to define who will eventually win, and who will lose.
allegiance, civil-war, democracy, Divided-loyalties, love, monarch, rebel