CA ANZ Exclusive ANZAC Day Movie Screening – BattleboxVIEW EVENT DETAILS
6:45pm Reception for Screening @ Miller Theater
7:00pm – 8:50pm Screening @ Miller Theater
8:50pm – 9:50pm Cocktail @ Miller Theater Walkway
With a sudden attack by the Japanese, British Major-General Maltby and his top officers struggle with the decision to either fight to the death or offer a humiliating surrender of the British Colony of Hong Kong.
In 1941, Hong Kong is the Eastern Fortress of the British Empire. With the sudden attack by Japanese forces, three intertwined stories unravel against the backdrop of a collapsing city. First, the story of two Chinese sisters, one who works as a courtesan, the other inside British military headquarters known as the Battlebox, become swept up in a botched spy operation. Second, a tight band of Rajput soldiers on the Gin Drinkers Line becomes trapped in a Japanese ambush, requiring an act of bravery to save the others. Third, an unnerving fog-of-war descends upon Major General Maltby and his top officers as they struggle with the decision to either fight to the death or offer a humiliating surrender of the British Colony.
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