Wider Image: Behind The Scenes Of A Chinese War Drama
A crew member applies fake blood to the clothes of actors playing dead and wounded Japanese soldiers during filming of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. Actors are usually paid more if they "die in the battle". Mass battle scenes that involve special effects and more than a hundred actors and crew are often shot in one take. This makes it possible for the well-organised team to satisfy the huge appetite for productions about the war against Japan. Director Li Xiaoqiang said the series is about a Qing Dynasty prince, who joined the Chinese nationalist army after suffering family misfortune. "After he learnt more about the Communist Party, the prince began to understand what real revolution and the anti-Japanese war meant, and turned to the Communist Party to fight Japan", the director added. According to local media, more than 10 new movies, 12 TV dramas, 20 documentaries and 183 war-themed stage performances will be released in China to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. REUTERS/Damir SagoljPICTURE 10 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "BEHIND THE SCENES OF A CHINESE WAR DRAMA".SEARCH "SAGOLJ STUDIO" FOR ALL PICTURES.