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Aug 10, 2015

Behind The Scenes Of A Chinese War Drama

Behind The Scenes Of A Chinese War Drama

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.

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An actor dressed as a historical Japanese army officer shoots a fake gun on the set of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 23, 2015. There are eleven productions about the war against Japan being filmed at Hengdian World Studios. The facility itself, located in China’s Zheijang province, is the biggest movie lot ever built. 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. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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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. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors dressed as historical Chinese soldiers wait for instructions from the director's assistant during filming of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 23, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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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. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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The director (C) and his crew check recorded material as they shoot "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors dressed as historical Chinese soldiers, some of them playing dead, wait for a battle scene to be shot during filming of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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The camera rolls as actors dressed as historical Chinese soldiers act as though they have been hit by artillery, during filming of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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The camera rolls as actors dressed as historical Chinese soldiers act as though they have been hit by artillery fire, during filming of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A crew member applies make-up to an actor's face during filming of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A man carries Japanese flags between prop warehouses at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors dressed in historical Chinese army uniform costumes wait for instructions on the set of "The Last Prince" TV series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors get dressed in historical Japanese army uniform costumes minutes after playing small roles as Chinese soldiers on the set of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A scene is shot on the set of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors dressed as historical Japanese soldiers listen to the director's assistant during filming of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 23, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Children play in the river near the set of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors get dressed in historical Japanese army uniform costumes, minutes after playing small roles as Chinese soldiers on the set of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors get dressed into Japanese Army World War Two costumes minutes after playing small roles as Chinese soldiers on the set of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors dressed as Chinese World War Two soldiers eat their lunch on the set of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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An actor dressed as a Japanese World War Two army officer checks a picture of himself shot with a phone on the set of "The Last Prince" television series on location near Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Lunch is served to actors and crew members on the set of "The Last Prince" television series filmed at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 23, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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An actor with fake blood on his hands holds a military epaulette as he prepares for a scene during filming of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 23, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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The camera rolls as actors dressed as historical Chinese soldiers act as though they have been hit by artillery fire, during filming of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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An actor gestures from a bus taking crew from the set at the end of the day's shooting of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 23, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Actors get undressed in front of the costume truck at the end of the day's filming of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 23, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Crew members wait for actors to return their props at the end of the day's filming of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios near Hengdian July 23, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Prop guns are offered for rent at a warehouse at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 24, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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An actor (R) dressed as a historical Chinese army officer acts as though he has been shot in the head on location during filming of "The Last Prince" television series at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian July 23, 2015. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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