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USA: China Lion Films Distribution
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Xu Fan, Zhang Jingchu, Li Chen, Chen Daoming
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Language: Mandarin (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 135 mins
USA Rated: Not rated
UK Certificate: 15 contains intense scenes of natural disaster
USA Release Date: 29 October 2010 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 12 November 2010 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 27 December 2010
Having already gathered a staggering $100 million at the international box office this year, AFTERSHOCK now comes to UK in spectacular style. Combining awe-inspiring special effects that leave Hollywood gasping for breath and affecting central performances from the cast, AFTERSHOCK is a force to be reckoned with. Already one of the highest-grossing disaster movies of all time, AFTERSHOCK is a dazzling cinematic achievement.
In Tangshan in 1976, two 7 year-old twins lie buried under the rubble of a devastating earthquake. The rescue team explains to their mother, Li Yuanni that freeing either child will almost certainly result in the death of the other. Forced to make the most difficult decision of her life, she finally chooses to save her son Fang Da, the male twin.
Although left for dead, the female twin, Fang Deng miraculously survives for several more days before being pulled clear of the wreckage by another rescue team who believe that she has succumbed to the terrible disaster.
As she wakes up in the pouring rain, suffering from the emotional shocks of the disaster and the painful memory of her mother's choice, Fang Deng decides to hide her true identity from the world and begins an emotional journey which will take her across the globe and force her to confront demons within herself.