Already strained by five years' warfare with the Japanese, China's Henan province was stricken with a devastating famine. This epic drama uses multiple narratives to bring the magnitude of the disaster to light, from that of an arrogant land baron (Zhang Guoli) whose status can't forestall tragedy, to American journalist Theodore White (Adrien Brody), who sought to notify the world of the region's suffering. Tim Robbins, Daoming Chen, Xu Fan co-star. 145 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Cantonese Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English. In Cantonese with English subtitles.