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Takeshi Kaneshiro (right) in The Crossing II, which depicts the real-life sinking in 1949 of a passenger ship that left Shanghai bound for Keelung in Taiwan
CINEMA

Sinking under the weight of its own ambition

Aug 14, 2015 5:50 AM

IN The Crossing II, director John Woo finally depicts the actual event - the real-life sinking of a passenger ship during the tumultuous final days of the Chinese Civil War - that The Crossing (Part One), released in December 2014, merely alluded to. Unfortunately, it hasn't been worth the wait