Operation Red Sea, the second highest-grossing film of all time in Mainland China, has been selected to represent Hong Kong, China for the foreign-language Oscar category.
Operation Red Sea revolves around an evacuation mission conducted by Chinese navy. Jialong Assault team was assigned the task of evacuating Chinese citizens inhabited in Yewaire due to the unrest. The local terrorists endangered Chinese people’s lives and some Chinese people were hijacked. Proceeding without hesitation, Jialong Assault team finally rescued and evacuated all hostages.
Operation Red Sea was awarded the Best Film at the 25th Beijing College Student Film Festival, the best visual effects at the 8th Beijing International Film Festival, the best Action Film at the 4th Jackie Chan Action Movie Week, the Best Director at the 34th Hundred Flowers Award and so forth.
The Film was Distributed by Tangren in Australia
“I am honoured that Operation Red Sea has gained this recognition. I would like to extend my gratitude to those who support this film,” wrote director Dante Lam on his Weibo account. “I would like to thank my film crew again. Thank you for what you have done.”
Director Dante Lam
There are two reasons why Operation Red Sea can be selected for the Academy Awards. Firstly, the film is based on the true story, and the action scenes in the film brought back the intense situation at that time. Secondly, Operation Red Sea is the highest-grossing film in 2018. The box office performance and great word-of- mouth of this film contributed a lot.
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