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Tangshan, 1976. Two seven-year-old twins are buried under the rubble of the deadliest earthquake of the 20th century. The rescue team explains to their mother that freeing either child will almost certainly result in the death of the other. Forced to make the most difficult decision of her life, she finally chooses to save her son. Though left behind as dead, the little girl miraculously survives, unbeknownst to her brother and mother. AFTERSHOCK follows the family on their separate journeys over the course of the next 32 years, as they build lives forever shadowed by the traumatic experience of the earthquake, and eventually face each other and the decisions of the past.
The acclaimed epic that broke all box-office records in China, AFTERSHOCK Featuring an all-star cast including Jingchu Zhang (Rush Hour 3) and Daoming Chen (Hero), AFTERSHOCK shines with its powerful exploration of how one moment can change a family s life forever.
this well-paced film, blessed with topnotch perfs, satisfies on every level. --Variety
With nuanced performances, each moment rips with cinematic humanity. --bet
A touching family drama with an earth shattering historical backdrop. --Hollywood Reporter
An excellent movie. Many of my friends were in tears while watching this movie. I had to tell them that I shed a few too while watching.Published 13 days ago by James Blackley
Great movie. I do like the special effects used on the earthquake scenes, they looked very real. I liked the actors performance as well.Published 1 month ago by Sandra B
It played perfectly and we are completely satisfied with our purchase! :o)Published 1 month ago by Michael
Sad, moving tale of the aftermath of the largest earthquake in the history of the world.Published 4 months ago by GossamerWillow
The story of Chinese drama “Aftershock” (“Tang shan da di zhen”) starts and ends with earthquake. The film is a big box-office hit in China (and the first IMAX film in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tsuyoshi
What a great movie...These are the types of movies I wish America still made...All we produce anymore are fart jokes, Women empowerment, and sexual dysfunction movies. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joseph C. Martinak