Title: The Message
1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and mouse" ensues as the Chinese code-breaker attempts to send out a crucial message while protecting his/her own identity.
Kuo-Fu Chen, Qunshu Gao
Chia-Lu Chang (screenplay), Kuo-Fu Chen (screenplay), Jia Mai (novel)