Mr. Long Yunsong – Jiang Nengjie

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Kuomintang (KMT) veteran Long Yunsong participated in the Sino-Japanese war by glory, but he is sick and experiences injustice in old age. Can he really be recognized by the state before he dies?

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Synopsis of Mr. Long Yunsong

Long Yunsong is a veteran of the KMT and an ordinary Chinese expeditionary force. He has been living in silence and unwilling to talk about his heroic past. As an octogenarian, he looks back on his life in front of the video camera. He has joined the army, fought in the north and the south. His ex-wife has remarried. He has fought in the Songshan Battle, and received the Japanese surrender, etc.

However, the hero of the past is sick and lonely in old age, without anything to rely on. He never understands why he has become a counterrevolutionary and army riffraff when he had fought the Japanese. He still wants to be recognized by the state in his later years. In the end, will his wish really come true before he dies?

Mr. Long Yunsong is the first documentary of Jiang Nengjie’s Sino-Japanese War veterans trilogy.

Information

57 minutes | English & Simplified Chinese subtitles | HD (1920×1080)
China | 2015
Director: Jiang Nengjie
Production Company: MianHuaSha Film Studio

Awards & Film Festivals

1. Nomination, 2015 China Academy Awards of Documentary Film
2. Nomination of Best Documentary Feature, 2015 Phoenix Video Documentary Award
3. Winner of Best Documentary Short Film, 2016 Jimei Shuangqi Youth Film Festival

Highlight Endorsement

“It’s a great documentary with great subject. The director is good at telling stories and capturing details.”
Wu Liu, Douban reviewer

“It’s a very rare work, showing the life and twists of an ordinary person in the current of history.”
Zhu Zai Fei, Douban reviewer

Reasons for Recommendation

1. This documentary has the rating of 8.0 on Douban.
2. It shows the plight of the KMT veterans after the Sino-Japanese War through the way of seeing the big picture represented by Long Yunsong.
3. The film offers a historical perspective different from the mainstream in China to review historical events.

More Info

1. Prospect Magazine
2. Related blog posts
3. Music:
At Rest by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3388-at-rest
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Long Road Ahead B by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3995-long-road-ahead-b
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

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