Wider Image: Behind The Scenes Of A Chinese War Drama
Actors playing historical Japanese soldiers act as if they were hit by an artillery shell 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". Hundreds of well-trained actors and other professionals are available at the Hengdian World Studios. The well-organised team coordinate complicated battle scenes 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 11 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "BEHIND THE SCENES OF A CHINESE WAR DRAMA".SEARCH "SAGOLJ STUDIO" FOR ALL PICTURES.