Over­seas dis­tri­bu­tion

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What should China’s moviemak­ers do to move into the global mar­ket? “In­ter­na­tional top­ics, state-of-theart movie pro­duc­tion and ef­fi­cient global pro­mo­tion are among the pre­req­ui­sites,” said Zhang Miao, Gen­eral Man­ager of the movie arm of Bei­jing Cul­ture, an­other distrib­u­tor of Wolf War­rior II. “First of all, we need to find top­ics that can be widely ac­cepted by the in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence,” Zhang said.

Chen Siqin be­lieves that only a movie res­onat­ing with a com­mon emo­tional mes­sage can be ac­cepted by most au­di­ences. “Wolf War­rior II high­lights a sa­lute to the hero, love for the na­tion and a call for peace,” Chen said.

The cli­mac­tic mo­ment in Wolf War­rior II, when the pro­tag­o­nist fly­ing the Chi­nese flag and lead­ing wounded Chi­nese na­tion­als and lo­cals for­ward through the safe pas­sage in an African war zone, re­sem­bles Eugène Delacroix’s paint­ing, Lib­erty Lead­ing the Peo­ple, which com­mem­o­rated the July Rev­o­lu­tion of 1830 in France. “Both images per­son­ify the con­cept of a call for peace,” Chen said. But in Wolf War­rior II, in di­rec­tor Wu Jing’s opin­ion, what is unique to China may also wow the rest of the world. “We need to fig­ure out a way to project our indige­nous cul­ture onto the in­ter­na­tional screen,” he said.

More­over, a world­wide pop­u­lar movie re­quires qual­ity pro­duc­tion. He com­plained that many Chi­nese movie prac­ti­tion­ers served in sev­eral crews at the same time, which led to not only a fi­nan­cial loss to in­vestors,

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