Fascinatingly propagandistic drama depicts China's entrance into the nuclear arms race in the late 1950s. A patriotic scientist and an MIT-educated professor put their personal lives on hold, dedicating themselves to the development of their homeland's first weapon of mass destruction. Li Xuejian, Chen Jin, Gao Ming star. 120 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Mandarin stereo; Subtitles: English.