CLIFF WALKERS: CMC Pictures Readies a April 30th Release for Director Zhang Yimou’s Period Action-Thriller! (Update: U.S. Trailer Hits!)

By: John M Jerva

The new, domestic trailer for Cliff Walkers has officially dropped for the Chinese period action-drama. Check it out in the player below!

(Original Post) After releasing the news about the Chinese spy-thriller Impasse just the other week, we have word of another period action-thriller from the region that looks like it’s loaded with high stakes action. CMC Pictures is bringing over the Zhang Yimou helmed action-drama Cliff Walkers this month and we have the official key and synopsis for you below!

CMC Pictures will bring director Zhang Yimou’s (RAISE THE RED LANTERN, THE GREAT WALL, SHADOW) historical spy thriller CLIFF WALKERS to theaters across North America and internationally on April 30, 2021. Marking the acclaimed director’s first foray into the spy genre, CLIFF WALKERS follows four Chinese special agents who embark on a secret mission in the 1930s puppet state of Manchukuo. After being sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides. CLIFF WALKERS stars Zhang Yi (OPERATION RED SEA), Yu Hewei (I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY), Qin Hailu (THE PLUTO MOMENT) and Zhu Yawen (THE CAPTAIN, THE WITNESS).


Based on the script by Quan Yongxian, CLIFF WALKERS is director Zhang Yimou’s first foray into the spy genre. Set the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, the film follows four Communist party special agents who return to China after receiving training in the Soviet Union. Together, they embark on a secret mission code-named “Utrennya.” After being sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides from the moment they parachute into the mission. Will the agents break the impasse and complete their mission? On the snowy grounds of Manchukuo, the team will be tested to their limit.

Release Date: April 30, 2021

Director: Zhang Yimou

Writer: Quan Yongxian

Cast: Zhang Yi, Yu Hewei, Qin Hailu, Zhu Yawen

CLIFF WALKERS Official Channels




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A domestic trailer should be on the way but in the meantime, check out the original international version below!

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