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Pandemic drama tops box office chart

The pandemic movie “Chinese Doctors” topped the Chinese box office charts again this weekend, as the China Movie Data Information Network reported. It stars a number of superstars, including Zhang Hanyu and Yuan Quan. Since its release on July 9, the film grossed over ¥778 million yuan (€100 million), as news agency Xinhua reported. The lavishly produced movie chronicles the heroic struggle of doctors at the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital against the onset of the epidemic in January and February 2019. Directed by Hong Kong’s Andrew Lau, who has made other patriotic dramas such as “The Founding of an Army”. The script was written under the supervision of the Communist Party’s propaganda department and with the assistance of experts from health authorities. fin

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