Codename Cougar (1989)

Director
Fengliang Yang; Zhang Yimou

Main cast
Ge You; Gong Li; Liu Xiaoning; Min Tian; Yazhou Yang

Genres
Drama, Thriller

Description
The film follows a commercial airliner on a routine flight between Taipei and Seoul that is hijacked and taken to mainland China by the fictional Taiwan Revolutionary Army Front. Communist authorities cannot seize the plane because of the presence of an important business figure on the flight, and agree to cooperate discreetly with Taiwanese authorities to defuse an already tense situation.


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