THE ASSEMBLY tells the story of Gu Zidi, commander of a small troop of soldiers ordered to hold off the advancing nationalist troops while the rest of the company has time to retreat. Brilliant action scenes combined with a strong humanist story of the treatment of soldiers after the revolution, makes THE ASSEMBLY one of the best war movies of the last decade. THE ASSEMBLY was one of the biggest box-office hits in China last year.
Feng Xiaogang was born in Beijing in 1958. He began his career in television. As a director he is known for the popular TV-series BEIJINGERS IN NEW YORK and for his 2006 hit film THE BANQUET. In 2004 Business Week named him one of the “Asian Stars of 2004”. THE ASSEMBLY is his 11th feature film as a director and was a mega hit in China.