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Crowds gather for ‘Assembly’

Feng Xiaogang's war film screens for 10,000

A select aud of 10,000 movie fans saw Chinese helmer Feng Xiaogang’s patriotic war film “Assembly” when it preemed on China’s biggest movie screen on Tuesday.

The $10 million pic, released on 800 screens Thursday, unspooled on a screen as big as a basketball court, set up at the Beijing Workers’ Gymnasium.

In attendance at the premiere were lead thesps Zhang Hanyu and Deng Chao and a guest list that read like a who’s who of Chinese cinema.

Pic, about a soldier trying to gain recognition for dead comrades, was jointly produced by South Korea’s MK Pictures and Huayi Brothers.

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