Operation Red Sea

Chinese-Hong Kong action film from Dante Lam (Operation Meekong) set during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War, where 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens needed to be evacuated from Yemen's southern port of Aden. Stars Yi Zhang (The Flowers of War), Johnny Huang (Guns and Kidneys) and Hai-Qing (Finding Mr. Right).


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Action, War, World Cinema


Rating: R18 Graphic violence & content that may disturb

Chinese with English subtitles

China, Hong Kong, Morocco

Screen International


The unflinching rawness of the action has considerable impact while undercutting the dominant jingoistic tone.