AFTERSHOCK

By Xiaogang FENG

HUAYI BROTHERS MEDIA CORPORATION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

Based on true events, AFTERSHOCK is an epic-scale drama that tells one of the most heart wrenching stories which took place during the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake in China, that costed over 240,000 lives.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Duration
    • 129 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xiaogang FENG
    • Producer(s)
    • Zhonglei WANG (Huayi Brothers Media Corp.)
    • Synopsis
    • Based on true events, AFTERSHOCK is an epic-scale drama that tells one of the most heart wrenching stories which took place during the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake in China, that costed over 240,000 lives.
      When a mother is told by the rescue team that due as her two children are buried under the debris close to each other, and digging one out would result in further collapse of the wreckage on the other, she is forced to make the most difficult decision of her life. As the clock ticked away, she finally ended her struggle and chose to save the toddler son, but her heartbreaking decision was overheard by the little daughter. Deemed as a dead person, the young girl miraculously survived and was rescued after being buried under for days. Suffering from the emotional shock of the disaster and the painful memory of her mother's choice, she refused to reveal whom she was. She was put up for adoption and later moved to the US, becoming a doctor as an adult. But shadowed by the traumatic experience in her childhood, she forever remained emotionally closed up. When the Sichuan earthquake takes over 80,000 lives in 2008, she volunteers to join the rescue team and returns to her homeland, China. As she witnesses the tribulations people go through when a natural disaster takes place, she finally unlocks the pain she had felt all these years and finds forgiveness. She finds and reunites with the mother she had parted from for over 32 years.
      A human drama about finding forgiveness, AFTERSHOCK depicts not only the fatal tragedy that is brought on by a natural disaster of great levels, but also the strength and courage that is demonstrated when we are in face of extreme situations.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2009
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