"The Children of Huang Shi"
Behind The Scenes Production Photos

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Filming in Shanghai
February 11, 2007

smoke rises from within "Japanese leased territory" Lugang Bridge which separates British and Japanese leased territories half-burned roadblocks flyers for missing people - mostly missing children
British guards on the south side of "Suzhou River" David Wenham with the director Jonathan Meyers with "soldiers" extras
a burned vehicle a shop on "Nanking Road" that was "opened" for the filming a boat on the "Suzhou River" the tramcar is a symbol of the Nanking Road in old times

Filming in Hengdian, Zhejiang Province
December 2006 - February 2007

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Radha Mitchell with the children
on a Hengdian set
a set in Hengdian

Chow Yun-Fat in Xiandu the orphanage set in Tiecheng, Xiandu
(1) children having lunch on set
(2) 12 years old Zhai Xiaoguang, a student in a performing school, is from Hebei Province
(3) this is not an ordinary sheep - it "acted" in Dunhuang scenes too

Michelle at the Hengdian filming set Michelle with director Roger Spottiswoode

Spottiswoode, Michelle and Meyers Michelle and Jonathan Meyers on the tea scene

1. Director Roger Spottiswoode on a Hengdian filming set
2. Michelle (right) at Hengdian filming set in a raining day, Decemebr 2006
3. Chow Yun-Fat (right) in the Gansu filming
4. "time out" for naughty children on set, Gansu

Filming in Gansu Province
November 13 - December 6, 2006

filming at Yadan land formations creating "sandstorm"

Jonathan Meyers filming in Dunhuang desert

a trian explosion scene and fleeing civilians

Chow Yun-Fat and the children

Jonathan Meyers on set Meyers, Chow and director actress Jin Shuyuan
at interview

(1) Having a Chinese lunch
(2) Lanzhou actor Shen Bin (left) plays the chief of police
(3) filming in the mountains
(4)director Roger Spottiswoode demonstrating a scene to actors
(5)Spottiswoode with a special "actor"

on set


Interior of the Governor's building set up for the KMT period

Liancheng streets decorated as in 30s

Film props

Buddha statue made to look old

Dong Da Si filming set
Dunhuang children playing the orphans Director Roger Spottiswoode with male lead Jonathan Meyers

the old Governor building of the Mongol Chieftain Lu Family

(photos from "Lanzhou Morning Post", "Lanzhou Evenings", "Western Economic Daily", "Sina", "Xin Bao",
"Gansu Daily", "GSCN", "Shanghai Online", "Beijing News", "Lishan News", "Sohu", "Tungstar", "Feitian" BBS,
"Tom", "Baidu", "Hsdcw", "Mingpao", "Ta Kung", "Hengdian World Studios", "Zero West",
and Clifford Coonan's blog )

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