The Eight Hundred is a 2020 Chinese historical war drama

Posted 2020/12/17 1044 0

The film is about the Defense of Sihang Warehouse in 1937 Shanghai during the Battle of Shanghai and the Second Sino-Japanese War. Originally scheduled to be released in July 2019, the film’s premiere and release was cancelled, before being moved to August 21, 2020 nationwide release.

During the early days of the Second Sino-Japanese War, and on a greater scale World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Shanghai, which became known as The Battle of Shanghai. After holding back the Japanese for over 3 months, and suffering heavy losses, the Chinese army was forced to retreat due to the danger of being encircled.