Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Message

Li Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming

Li Bingbing will film her first nude scene for The Message. She spoke frankly that she had no experience with this and that it will be a huge challenge. The director wanted her to film it and she agreed that a substitute would not have the desired effect. The scene with Huang Xiaoming is harder than her rape scene and requires cruelty and humiliation. Huang plays a Japanese secret service chief who uses a variety of torture to extract confessions [Remember the Taiwan poster?].  (

Zhou Xun

Li Bingbing

Li Bingbing, Zhou Xun

Zhang Hanyu

Alec Su

Ying Da

Wang Zhiwen

Zhou Xun

Huang Xiaoming

Yesterday, in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the first 30 minutes of the The Message was screened to the media and a preview audience. The movie revolves around Takeda (Huang Xiaoming) who is given 5 days to uncover 'Lao Gui' an anti-Japanese spy in the puppet army's headquarters. There are 5 suspects under house arrest. He undertakes various methods of torture to discover who it is. ( (

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