they are no longer old

  Song Kunru himself did not expect that a commercial director who was used to filming wine bottles and luxury cars would make a documentary that was destined to lose money.

  At first, he stepped into Sichuan Invalids, just to shoot a public service advertisement and finish the work as soon as possible.

A veteran of the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea stood the straightest, and his uniform was covered with medals. Song Kunru discovered that his leg was a prosthetic leg after filming.

When Song Kunru followed the old man into the house of more than 40 square meters, he found a folded photo hanging on the wall.

His comrades died in North Korea.

  "If it were me, I would either tear it in half or leave it alone. I've never seen such a photo folded over. It's a commemoration and an escape from the pain in my heart." He was curious.

At first, he only listened to stories as an amateur and rarely asked questions. The old man spoke slowly, and he listened slowly.

But when the material rolled in like a snowball, he found that many of the stories were not even known to his family members, and the veterans opened up to him, "there is a feeling of being entrusted for life."

  He was "panicked" and "knows the secrets of so many people in a daze".

In the eyes of friends, this middle-aged man with a goatee and "heartless" has not earned any money for four consecutive years. He went to work rest centers and sanatoriums all over the country, sitting on the stone steps and in front of the hospital bed. "Take yourself as a grandson", patiently unfolding and smoothing the memories folded by the old people, and spread them on the big screen.

  The youngest of these veterans is 86 years old and the oldest is 98 years old.

Many people gradually lost their memory, but never left the battlefield.

Some people will hide in the grass to "perform tasks", some people will cry in the middle of the night holding an oxygen tank, some people have forgotten their names, but they are shaking their wheelchairs, pulling Song Kunru to the wardrobe, taking out a box from the drawer, and taking out the box. Handkerchiefs, handkerchiefs wrapped in badges and old photographs from the war.

  An old man said, "You came at the right time, if you came a few days later, I might be gone".

At the end of the film, her name is really framed.

  He named the film "1950 They Are Young", hoping that the stories of these veterans can "poke" the young people today.

"After the war, do I still exist?"

  In Song Kunru's footage, some old people talk freely, while others choose to be silent.

The 90-year-old Wang Guansan was once a medical officer. Facing the camera, his mouth slowly opened and closed, and a 10-second silence was preserved in the film.

  But when it came to his responsibilities, the old man suddenly became excited.

He remembered that he would lie on the wounded to block bullets, "Can I block the cannon by lying on him? I can't stop it! But it's a consolation for them!"

  The state of the old people is good and bad, and the things they remember are different every day. Sometimes they only revolve around one thing, just like the hard disk scanning stops in a certain sector and can't get out.

  92-year-old Wang Suqian was a thin girl who "looked like Zhou Dongyu" at the time. In order to protect confidential documents, she once jumped from the third floor holding the documents and made a contribution.

But in front of the camera, she couldn't remember it, and even forgot the time when she entered North Korea.

  In the eyes of her daughter, Liu Suqian rarely talks about the battlefield.

After coming down from the battlefield, she turned into a "strong woman", worked as a member of the party committee, chairman of the labor union, section chief, and even served as an instructor for the educated youth when she went to the countryside.

  In May last year, the old man passed away.

In the last days of her life, she seemed to be back when she was young. She didn't dare to look in the mirror, woke up in the middle of the night, and wanted to go out as soon as her waistband was tied, saying "the troops are about to leave".

  For most veterans, Song Kunru was the first to interview them.

More than 70 years later, the traces of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea have been hard to see on their bodies. The medals were lost in the children's manipulation, and the old photos were also dusted in the depths of the drawers. Liu Suqian said, "The photos are useless to me, how long can I live? Year, sooner or later it will be torn up."

  Before they became husband/wife, father/mother, grandfather/grandmother, almost no one could witness it.

  In the photo of the literary soldier Ren Hongju and his comrades-in-arms, the four children are smiling and grinning to the bottom of their ears.

He was 17 at the time, as active as a little monkey.

At that time, he was announcing the list of entering the DPRK in a temple. He jumped on the table behind the person named, and when he heard his name, "almost paralyzed on the table with excitement".

  In front of the camera, the 89-year-old waved his hands like a child, as if he was 17 years old.

The audience described it as "a sense of youth overflowing the screen".

  This is the first and last time most people go abroad.

A train came out of the dark tunnel, and outside the tunnel, snow fell wildly and piled up the hills.

  "It's snow and ashes", a barrage floated across the screen.

  An American soldier once described the dangers of the Korean battlefield in his memoirs: "There are mountains and mountains, the wind is roaring, the temperature has been dropping, and the only thing that can be predicted is that tomorrow will be colder than today, which will make you miss yesterday."

  In North Korea in 1950, the winter was so cold that it could crack the windshields of reconnaissance planes and freeze the ears and toes of soldiers as they stood guard.

In October, many volunteers set foot on foreign land in single clothes and rubber shoes, starting a march of more than 100 kilometers a day for 18 consecutive days.

  In an interview with Song Kunru, a veteran said that they are not afraid of hunger or war, but they just want to sleep.

Once a team was so sleepy they fell asleep while walking that the whole team fell off a cliff.

Sleep is a luxury, and in the trenches, sleep is also exquisite.

The artillerymen had to dig a hole next to the gun mount, with their heads facing in and their feet facing out, so that they could fire at any time with a kick of their feet.

  Soldiers put their young bodies all on war.

Due to lack of time, in order to repair the bridge urgently, the sappers took a sip of wine and plunged into the water, soaking their legs.

Many people have not changed their clothes since entering the court, and there is only one pair of thick cotton shoes in a row, and whoever stands guard will wear them.

  A literary soldier raised his broken arm and said in front of the camera that once North Korea had just snowed and the land was white, in order to hide, the captain asked the soldiers to raise their coats with their white linings facing out.

"I want to be an accordion player without a finger interrupting." He was worried about his hand and wanted to cover it to his chest, but as he moved, the cannonball fell and took away his right hand.

  They would also gossip when they were dodging bombing in an air-raid shelter, or lying motionless on the snow on a mission, "After the war, do I still exist?"

"It seems that before he dies, he wants to tell a stranger about the most meaningful and valuable thing he has done in his life."

  More than 70 years later, young audiences walk into the cinema as if watching their peers take to the battlefield.

The 28-year-old Hongdou saw a scene, and her tears "couldn't hold back": a train dragged a long smoke across the Yalu River, and a young man sat on the roof of the car, holding a gun and looking at the river.

  "If it were me, if the train had windows, I would want to stick my head out too."

  Hongdou's grandfather is also a veteran of the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea. He is 88 years old and speaks few words.

Grandpa rarely mentions things on the battlefield, but the weapons during the period of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea only appeared on TV for two or three seconds, and grandpa could also know what model they were.

When she was a child, she participated in a recitation competition and read "Who is the cutest person", and her grandfather shook his head, "You are not emotional enough."

  After watching the film, she realized that her feelings for reading the text were blank, "Our respect is abstract, not concrete. We don't know what they experienced at all."

  Song Kunru's intrusion allowed the veterans' families to see the hidden side of the old man.

When Song Kunru interviewed veteran Xue Yingjie, Yang Ou was sitting next to the monitor and saw his grandfather cry for the first time.

  The interview was conducted in a sanatorium. Xue Yingjie planted a lot of hyacinths in the room, and when the wind blows, the whole room smells good.

In Yang Ou's eyes, grandfather Xue Yingjie is an "old urchin" who "has no pain in his heart".

He likes to take the train, like to grow flowers and all kinds of small animals, he is always smiling and angry for no more than 10 minutes.

  Regarding the battlefield, Xue Yingjie only talked about interesting things. For example, after the bombing, the river was full of big fish. They formed a group to go down the river to fish and exchange them for food with North Korean villagers.

Or about the first time he drank vodka on the battlefield, he drank so hard that he fainted for days.

"It doesn't feel like he is a soldier, he is like a Chinese peasant who went to North Korea and went to chat with other peasants."

  The whole family knew that Xue Yingjie liked to run all over the country, so she told her family after getting out of the car.

Their home is in Handan, but the old man likes to go to the northeast, and he also secretly bought a house in the northeast.

After the family found out, they thought he was a nonsense and forced him to sell it.

It was not until I saw Song Kunru's interview that I knew that the old man was visiting the family members of his comrades-in-arms.

  It was his best comrade-in-arms, who died in his arms and was buried in the rivers of North Korea by his own hands.

They quarreled that day, and his comrades pushed Xue Yingjie inside and sat outside.

It turned out to be Xue Yingjie's position, but a shuttle of bullets came down from the sky, "He was shot for me."

  A comrade-in-arms once told Xue Yingjie that if Xue Yingjie died, he would write a letter to Xue Yingjie's family, set up a stone tablet for him, and bury him in a coffin.

Xue Yingjie broke his illusion, "If you can't do it, don't bubble up, you can't find a complete stone in North Korea. Don't talk about coffins, at most two sacks with one at the end, find a piece of wood, the flat one face, write with a pen, and stand before the grave."

  Unexpectedly, the words became a prophecy, the body of the comrade-in-arms was buried in sacks.

Until now, he has been thinking about the remains of his comrade-in-arms, "I am alive for this, swaying, but my comrade-in-arms is still there!"

  In the film, Xue Yingjie's eyes were wet from beginning to end.

He shed tears when talking about the wounded he had treated, and when he said that he could not find the names of his comrades in the Martyrs Cemetery.

A few years ago, his daughter had a stroke, and he didn't shed a single tear.

  Yang Ou asked for a video after the interview and sat in front of the computer and cried for a long time.

When she called her mother, she found out that her mother didn't know anything about what her grandfather said in front of the camera.

  Song Kunru gave each veteran's family a hard drive with a full video of interviews with these veterans.

  Speaking out, it is also a relief for the living. Xue Yingjie said, "I don't want to think about the past, I can't control it when I think about it."

After Song Kunru left, many veterans "opened the box in their hearts", their blood pressure rose for a week and they couldn't sleep.

  Song Kunru felt guilty and did not dare to go again, but there were always old people who were thinking about it and called to say that something was wrong last time, and he wanted to say it again.

He ran over, but the old man started speaking from the age of 6 again, and it was still the same content for two or three hours.

  On the second day after the interview, Xue Yingjie ran out of the nursing home in an electric wheelchair wearing the new clothes Song Kunru bought for him. Go to the photo studio to take a picture.

In the next few days, Xue Yingjie always forgot that Song Kunru had been there, thinking that today was an interview every day.

  Xue Yingjie passed away in April last year, and the photo taken in the photo studio is Xue Yingjie's posthumous photo.

  Song Kunru also listened to the words of the veterans as his last words, rarely asked questions, but mostly listened, "That kind of feeling seems to be telling a stranger about the most meaningful and valuable thing he has done in his life before he dies. "

"Returning from North Korea, I earn every day"

  Song Kunru was interviewing at the Sichuan Invalids Hospital. Seeing the disabled veterans, each in a wheelchair, chatting and arguing under the big banyan tree, a question popped into his mind, "Aren't they afraid on the battlefield?"

  "I can't think, I can't even move my legs." Their fear of death is physical.

A veteran said that the first time he encountered a bomb, when he jumped out of the car, he found that his legs were weak, "still have to move forward".

The newly issued clothes and cans on the battlefield will be used immediately and will not be kept for the next day.

  On the battlefield, they live by probability.

A veteran escaped fatal attacks by going to the toilet and tying his shoelaces one after another, leaving him alone in one company.

  "Do it if you live or die." A veteran soldier lost all his teeth and shook his hands uncontrollably, but when he talked about being in North Korea in his teens, he sneaked into North Korea's Zhongmogu with a knife every night, and his eyes lit up.

They know that only 7 catties of food in the country can make a bullet, and they are reluctant to spend a bullet, so they directly take a knife.

  Song Kunru sat opposite the old man, goosebumps all over his body.

"I thought about it, our teens are either falling in love early, or busy with exams, and these people have no puberty!"

  The restlessness of youth will also emerge from the cracks of artillery fire: they compete to catch lice, fight quail, and fight "spiritual tooth sacrifice" by reporting the name of the dish.

Some veterans still have small coins collected in North Korea, fragments of planes, and handkerchiefs that North Korean girls used to wrap their wounds.

  They will also coax their comrades to read home letters. The most popular is the love letter, "Zhang San's home letter, Li Si and Wang Wu both enjoy it together." Ren Hongju wrote in his memoirs, once crossing the river, the female soldier's white shirt Wet, Ren Hongju was young and was responsible for turning his head and handing them raincoats.

After that, when the male and female soldiers had to sleep in a cave, they all let him sleep in the middle.

He laughed at himself as "becoming the '38th line' of the gender battlefield of the cultural and artistic team".

  Song Kunru felt in the filming that they also had dreams when they were young, but "the hormones were released and depleted in the war, and were diluted by greater fear."

  "Most of the veterans I interviewed were between 15 and 24 years old at the time, which was the time when values ​​were formed." Song Kunru met so many veterans and found that they had a similar calm and open-mindedness. "They felt that they came back from North Korea every day. is earned."

Song Kunru described the battlefield as "a more advanced exercise". When you take off your military uniform and put down your gun, the hardships in life are not hard.

  Doctor Xue Yingjie's wife is a "capitalist lady." During the Cultural Revolution, he was implicated and lived in a bullpen. He was called to the hospital by loudspeaker when he was going to have an operation, but he never complained.

Later, he was excluded from the obstetrics and gynecology department. Because of his boldness and carefulness, he became one of the first doctors to perform caesarean section.

Song Kunru remembered his proud appearance, "I delivered many children in their 40s near the Coal Hospital."

  That kind of tirelessness is trained on the battlefield.

In the field hospital, Xue Yingjie was so tired that she didn't feel the scalpel pierce her foot.

When the plasma was not enough, he had to transfuse blood to the wounded himself.

  89-year-old Zhou Youchun was an orphan. Before joining the army, he worked as an apprentice in a watch shop in Shanghai. At that time, he encouraged 147 people from the labor union to join the army. Only 3 people came back alive, with one missing arm and one leg. He is the most complete one.

  When the old man talked about this in front of the camera, the corners of his mouth trembled violently, "I'm living for my comrades."

After retiring from the military, he had no time to spare.

Take two college degrees, philosophy and radio; learned three foreign languages, English, German and French.

He went to a foreign-related hotel to sweep the floor, cleaned the toilet for 6 years, managed the warehouse in the popsicle factory, and sent and received letters in the guard room of the foreign trade company.

  Now he has diabetes, coronary heart disease, five lumbar vertebrae, three broken, six nails and a steel plate in his body, and a kidney was removed due to kidney cancer.

But he was very happy that he was not deaf and had a clear mind, "I'm already very lucky."

  A post-90s generation who watched the film wrote a long film review on Douban.

Her grandfather was also a veteran of the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea. She remembered that her grandmother said that before her death, her grandfather said that he did not want to die.

  "Who doesn't want to live?" She had only heard her grandfather's scattered memories of the battlefield.

Grandpa never fights or robs all his life.

After watching the movie, she went all over the country to the Memorial Hall to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, hoping to "prove the traces of his existence." Seeing the battles that her grandfather participated in on the exhibition board, she couldn't help crying, "He will live longer without the war, then I would rather I want an ordinary grandpa."

  "If he dares to come, then I will fuck him!"

  Song Kunru, who grew up during the period of reform and opening up, once felt that the word "protect the family and defend the country" was far away from him, and even a little "empty".

  "But when you really come into contact with these 'soiled old people', you will find that there is a kind of truth in the world, so real that it makes you feel false. Just like you are in the gorgeous sunshine of Tibet, the mountains are like P It came out, because the sunlight ripped out all the dark parts, and all the lines were extremely sharp." He said.

  During the filming of Liu Suqian, Liu Suqian suddenly couldn't remember anything, but he could still sing "Majestic, high-spirited, crossing the Yalu River" without running away.

Her comrade-in-arms happened to be next to be interviewed, and the two hadn't seen each other for years, their wrinkled hands clasped together.

Even if it is not a comrade in the army, during the filming interval, when the old people meet, they will always joke about which army is more heroic, and they will salute each other before leaving.

  Song Kunru couldn't fit all these off-camera emotions into the film.

Whenever the camera turns to the dancing Ren Hongju, the picture becomes vivid, because he tells the story in a "very lively" manner, and he doesn't forget to joke about the experience of escaping for his life, "But in fact, if you listen to each story carefully, you will feel him The sadness behind the hilarity." He remembered the names of every sacrificed comrade-in-arms, and described the sacrifice scene as clearly as a photo, but when the camera closed and stopped talking, the old man lowered his head and lowered his face.

  Veteran Zhou Youchun often said, "The times have changed."

When he worked in a foreign hotel, Americans tipped the most, but he never accepted it.

  They are remembering past times in their own way.

Sun Deshan, a 93-year-old farmer, built a memorial hall to resist U.S. aggression and aid Korea.

He has been preparing since more than 10 years ago. He saved money by farming and selling waste products, and spent the retirement allowance on the decoration of the exhibition hall.

  This memorial, built in my own yard, is filled with maps, old objects and old photos.

Lights and red carpets are all available. The photos of 10 marshals, 57 generals, 177 lieutenant generals, and 1360 majors during the period of Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea are neatly arranged, but behind them is a moldy wall and a worn plastic sheet on their heads.

  Sun Deshan is frugal and often goes to the market to find old photo frames that no one wants. He would rather eat one meal less and take two more photos.

His family was against it, and the villagers called him "Mad Son," but he didn't say anything.

In Song Kunru's eyes, Sun Deshan is a bit like a modern Don Quixote.

  In the past two years, he was finally seen by the media, and he was given more than 20 pennants, and his family was thick with newspapers from all over the world, all about him.

He went to the stage of CCTV, Chen Kaige pushed his wheelchair to greet the applause of the audience, a flower smiled on his dark and shrunken face.

But his house is still leaking when it rains, and the photos in the pavilion are often soaked with water.

The monthly retirement allowance is more than 2,000 yuan, which is barely enough to live on.

  Sun Deshan never thought about what life should be like after leaving the battlefield.

Before the battle, my mother had just died.

In 1955, he came back quietly in the same stuffy tanker as he had set out from. It was not until he crossed the border and the lights of the city leaked in that he felt "it's bright".

  He returned to the village with 200 catties of sorghum rice and gave birth to 8 children.

He first worked at the railway station. After the railway station was reduced, he returned to the production team and took the initiative to do the heaviest and most tiring work.

Now go to the city to run errands and give up her seat to an old lady in her 60s and 70s, and he is 93 years old.

  He also bemoaned his plight.

The youngest son died of leukemia at the age of 27. He complained that he was a disaster star. "North Korea was fighting germ warfare. Did I bring the germs back?" However, in an interview with a reporter from China Youth Daily and China Youth Daily, he soon He resumed his hearty tone, "The People's Republic of China is amazing now!"

  After the movie was released, Sun Deshan received the most letters.

Whenever he appeared, the barrage on the video website relayed the location of the pavilion, promising, "I will definitely go and see".

  Song Kunru wondered what they would say to each other more than 70 years later if Chinese veterans met American veterans again.

He really found an American veteran who participated in the Korean War. The veteran said that if he met the Chinese volunteers now, he would hug each other and lament that we are all alive under the blessing of God.

  He asked the same question to the Chinese veteran, and got a shorter answer, "If he dares to come, then I'll fuck him!"

  When Song Kunru collected information, he found that most of the existing documentaries on the theme of resisting US aggression and aiding Korea are "grand narratives", from the world pattern to the East Asian pattern, from battles to tactics, "especially few individual stories".

  Since he had never made a documentary, he also thought about giving the material to other professional documentary teams, but Song Kunru and his colleagues were worried that the emotion of face-to-face telling would be compromised, "For us, they are not only the material, (them) The tool is weak, and the human taste is more."

  In the end, there was no timeline and no narration. He aimed to "restore the sense of presence of listening to the stories of veterans". He did not consider military exploits and military rank, and put as many veterans in as possible.

"Everyone's youth has a battle to fight"

  In the process of preparing the film, Song Kunru's biggest insistence was that he must go to the theater.

Some friends suggested that it be directly put on the video website, the risk is low, but Song Kunru could not bear the narration of these veterans, and was suspended at any time by a button, "they need to be heard in a quiet environment."

  In order to attract investment, he began to borrow money from all over the world. "If you lose money, sell yourself. In the future, you will find me to be the director. I will give a discount. I will shoot any script." "Under great pressure: The Dragon Biao has been unable to get it, and it will not be able to catch up with the 70th anniversary of the Korean War in 2020. Investors continue to withdraw funds due to concerns about the box office.

  He didn't think about giving up, pressing these materials to the bottom of the box, and seeing the sun in 10 years, "But aren't all these old people still alive? If after 10 years, these people are all gone, if they can't see the film, I feel sorry for them."

  He remembered that when he learned of Xue Yingjie's death, he was in the cinema to grade the film and prepare for its release.

Just after hanging up the phone, Xue Yingjie's shot happened to appear on the huge screen.

"I cried very hard." Song Kunru promised Xue Yingjie that he would take the film and drive to Handan to show it to him.

This promise can no longer be fulfilled.

  Song Kunru knew that he was racing against time.

When some old people meet again, they are like two people before.

  When interviewing Zhou Jicheng for the first time, Song Kunru remembered that the old man nicknamed "Little Scalper" had a straight waist, a "Trump" mouthful and strong and eagle-like eyes.

When Song Kunru saw him on the CCTV stage last December, the old man shrank very small and fell asleep on the stage.

Song Kunru hugged him "like a shrimp".

In January of this year, Zhou Jicheng passed away, and his last wish was "no gifts, no wreaths, and no memorial service".

  Before the release, Song Kunru was also drumming in his heart. They didn't have the special effects scenes and star halo of "King Kong River", and the main actors were "a group of old men and old ladies". Will anyone come?

  He once showed the film to friends of different ages around him. Some post-80s people commented that there were no war scenes and the time structure was chaotic. They had a certain understanding of the background and process of fighting against the United States and aided Korea, and felt that the film was not clear enough.

And the post-90s and post-00s like it very much, they can follow the stories of the veterans into their emotional world.

  This is the purpose of Song Kunru.

He only left the paragraphs with the most emotional impact, sorted out the shortest logical chain, and tried to understand quickly without a historical basis, "like cutting a long version of a short video."

He hopes that after watching the film, young people will become interested in the history of fighting the US aid to Korea and continue to learn more about more professional materials.

  The film was released on September 3 last year.

However, the box office was not ideal at the beginning. Many theaters were closed due to the epidemic, and offline roadshows were also cancelled.

Song Kunru donated all the box office money to a charity organization that helps veterans of the Volunteer Army, praying that the film can last in theaters for at least a week.

  Unexpectedly, the film carried through the first seven days, the second seven days, and carried it to the end of October.

Young "tap" viewers who volunteered to help spread the word played a key role.

They found the filmmaker through Weibo, and started a private "publicity group". There were students, entrepreneurs, writers, etc. in the group, most of whom were born in the 90s and 00s, and pulled people to watch the movie through various channels.

  At that time, there was an event in Handan to watch a movie with the family members of veterans. A girl wanted to participate, bought a ticket, and found an errand boy to help her get the ticket.

As a result, the errand brother not only finished watching the movie, but also took a photo with the veteran's family. He didn't run any more orders that day, and asked his friends to watch it.

  Most of these young viewers' knowledge of resisting the US and Aid Korea stays in the history textbooks. After watching the film, some people read the more than 1,000 pages of "History of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea", and some people recommend popular science videos on station B.

In the "Tap Water" group, friends from Shenyang went to visit Sun Deshan, and they were still connected via video in the group.

Zhou Jing saw that the veteran on the big screen suddenly appeared on the phone, with an even older face, "like his own little old man making a video call to you".

  Zhou Jing is also a member of the group. At that time, she had just graduated from university and wanted to go abroad, but the IELTS test was delayed by the epidemic, and she could not find a job. She was idle at home every day, and was full of confusion about the future.

She didn't dare to open the circle of friends, and was so anxious at night that she couldn't close her eyes.

  She accidentally swiped Song Kunru's letter to the audience, and was moved by the director's sincerity, so she went to watch the film.

Seeing the living methods of young people in the last century, she feels that her anxiety has been eased a little.

  Weibo big V Patriotic Panda is a post-80s generation. He bluntly said that he was always cynical before, but now he understands that there are too many temptations in this era, and not everyone can do one thing to the extreme.

  In his opinion, films like "1950 They Are Young" may be able to reshape young people's sense of belief, "This sense of substitution cannot be shouted out by shouting slogans. The text is separated by a layer of veil, but the image is a People are sitting directly in front of you."

  Song Kunru hopes that this film can pass on the courage of veterans to face difficulties when they are young, "Everyone has a battle to fight in his youth. In a sense, our whole life is related to our own life trajectory. struggle."

  In the end, the film's box office was 10.882 million yuan, which is a few tenths of the "Changjin Lake" series, but its score on Douban was as high as 8.9.

Some people commented that there is no "instant reversal" or "lone hero" in "1950", but a true presentation of the state of "people" themselves under war.

  年轻的“自来水”也希望更多人关注老兵的生活,“而不只是嘴皮子上的尊敬”。今年1月份,周继成去世,周晶发了悼念的朋友圈,有看过影片的朋友在下面评论,周晶很欣慰,“至少有人记住他们了”。

  一位成都的老兵家属,在成都每一个排片的影院都买了两张票,一张是自己的,一张是父亲的。

  宋坤儒原先想去13个城市路演,每一站都要请老兵到现场,“电影只是一个载体,我们的目的是让更多人认识这些老兵,甚至让更多人挖掘身边老人的故事,不管是作为集体记忆,还是家族记忆,都值得我们了解。”

  在寻访老兵的过程中,他逐渐厌倦在商业广告里自我重复,开始主动接一些国家形象片,“油腻中年男人的社会责任感吧”。老兵的故事让他对更宏大的命题产生兴趣,“中国人到底是什么样子?这个古老民族的独特性究竟在哪?”

  他相信这部影片“意义不仅在当下”,“我们像火柴,短暂地亮一下,很快会燃烧干净,但我相信会有人接力。”

  一位年轻的B站网友在影片下写评论,“我刚刚从电影院回来,外面下着大雨,我一路唱着歌,汽笛喧嚣,雨声很大,我就放声地唱。真的不知道脸上是雨还是泪了。

  我那个很小很小的电影院,只坐了很少很少的几个人,从第一排到最后一排,一排一个人,在中央,像一道历史明灭传承的线。

  我坐在最后一排,看见前面的人们每次抬手拭泪。我是哭得最多的一个,前面大哥偷偷转头给我递纸。所有人,坐到电影结束。当灯光亮起,一位老者呼地就起立了。他大声唱,唱得我浑身震悚。

  ‘一条大河波浪宽,风吹稻花香两岸。’无一人离开,我们开始合唱这首我们的歌。星星点点的几人,却让我觉得,我们唱出了黄河吞天之气势。在大雨中冲天一喊,告慰先人。

  我大声唱着,唱着这是我们英雄的祖国。”

  197653,是抗美援朝牺牲烈士的数量。影片票房达到这个数字的那天,位于全国各地的年轻观众打开手机定位,来了一张覆盖960万平方公里的大合照。橘黄色的荧光小点汇聚在一起,每个箭头都指向朝鲜半岛,把身体和灵魂安放在那里的老兵,永远年轻。

  中青报·中青网记者 焦晶娴 来源:中国青年报

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