"Roaring Across the Horizon"
Directed by Chen Guoxing
A piece of Chinese Communist Party propaganda that
chronicles and celebrates China's development of nuclear weapons.
Frightening in its adhesion to the party-line, this drama documents the
Chinese government's decision to enter the arms race due to a
self-proclaimed threat of insecurity after WWII, the Chinese Civil War and
the Korean War. They hire a MIT-trained Chinese patriot to head the project,
but there is a huge snag - his wife's estranged father is a capitalist.
"Chilling" (The Village Voice). Mandarin with English subtitles.