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Director:
Writers:
Wu Si (screenplay)
Ling Zhang (novel)
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Release Date:
22 July 2010 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
23 seconds, 32 years.
Plot:
The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
18 wins & 25 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
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 (From Encore Magazine. 17 October 2010, 7:26 PM, PDT)

Aftershock (2010) Movie Review
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 12 October 2010, 12:10 PM, PDT)

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This movie is nothing short of spectacular... See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Fan Xu ... Li Yuanni

Jingchu Zhang ... Fang Deng / Wang Deng
Chen Li ... Fang Da
Zi-feng Zhang ... Young Fang Deng
Jiajun Zhang ... Young Fang Da
Yi Lu ... Yang Zhi
Guoqiang Zhang ... Fang Daqiang
Ziwen Wang ... Xiao He
Lixin Yang ... Lao Niu
Zhong Lü ... Grandmother
Mei Yong ... Aunt
Li-li Liu ... Sichuan Mother

Daoming Chen ... Wang Deqing (Deng's Foster Father)
Jin Chen ... Dong Guilan (Deng's Foster Mother)
Baowen Zhang ... Wang Zhiguo's Wife
Qiuzi Ma ... Director Zhao
Jing Lü ... Woman Teacher
David F. Morris ... Alexander
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tie-Dan

Directed by
Xiaogang Feng 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wu Si  screenplay
Ling Zhang  novel

Produced by
Yanhong Guo .... producer
Sanping Han .... producer
Xiaofeng Hu .... executive producer
Peter Lam .... co-producer
Zhong-lun Ren .... co-producer
Tongyuan Wang .... co-producer
Zhongjun Wang .... producer
Shoucheng Yang .... co-producer
Jianguo Yao .... producer
Hai Cheng Zhao .... producer
 
Original Music by
Liguang Wang 
 
Cinematography by
Yue Lü (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Yang Xiao 
 
Production Design by
Tingxiao Huo 
 
Art Direction by
Chenxi Nie 
 
Art Department
Qinghuai Cheng .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Shiyuan Jin .... special effects sound designer
Jiang Wu .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Jerry Andrews .... motion control operator
Nigel Ankers .... effects technical director
Michael Becki .... lead layout td
Julien Bolbach .... senior environment artist: MPC
Ole Olsen Bolsønes .... technical animator
Julian Burt .... roto animation
Nicolas Caillier .... digital compositor
Morné Chamberlain .... software developer: BlackGinger
David Chen .... digital compositor
Dave Clark .... digital compositor
Sebastien Corne .... environment technical director
Tyson Cross .... digital lighting supervisor: BlackGinger
France Daigle .... visual effects producer: Loki Visual Effects
Stanley A. Dellimore .... head of layout: MPC
Paul DeOliveira .... senior compositor: Loki Visual Effects
Yann Doray .... compositing supervisor
Gene Dreitser .... visual effects supervisor: Loki Visual Effects
Bryan Dunkley .... compositor
Julie Fischer .... senior visual effects producer
Niall Flinn .... fx technical director
Philip Fraschetti .... digital compositor: Technicolor
Thibault Gauriau .... td effect
Lani Greenhill .... texture artist: BlackGinger
Mark Harrison .... lighting td
Michael Havart .... digital artist
Marc Horsfield .... digital effects supervisor
Alexander Jacquet .... digital compositor: Technicolor
Yanming Jiang .... visual effects supervisor
Phil Jones .... visual effects supervisor
Simon P. Jones .... lighting technical director: MPC
Matthew Kearney .... visual effects artist: Blackginger
Deke Kincaid .... vfx compositor
Lev Kolobov .... visual effects compositor
Michal Kriukow .... lead modeler
Olivia Lukawski .... digital artist: IMAX version
Ryan McDonald .... technical director: Loki Visual Effects
Neilan Naicker .... visual effects: BlackGinger
Elliot Newman .... asset supervisor
Gu Pinghu .... visual effects production manager
Jason Pomerantz .... production supervisor (IMAX Version)
Christopher Puchta .... effects technical director: The Moving Picture Company
Paul Pytlik .... digital artist: IMAX version
Marco Raposo de Barbosa .... compositing supervisor
Ashley Ryan .... digital compositor
Alan So .... digital artist: IMAX version
Kyle Ueckermann .... visual effects: BlackGinger
Ben Warner .... digital compositor
George Webster .... compositing supervisor
 
Stunts
Zhutian Park .... stunt coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Thor Roos .... digital intermediate artist
 
Other crew
Anita Gou .... development assistant: huayi brothers
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tang shan da di zhen" - China (original title)
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Runtime:
135 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Japan:G | Malaysia:U | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:15 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In Japan, the movie, based on the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, was originally scheduled for nationwide release on 26 March 2011, but the distributor Shochiku has postponed the release "in view of the devastation caused by the earthquake [and tsunami that occurred on 11 March] and out of consideration for the victims and their families."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Fang Da and his girlfriend are driving along the freeway, the year is stated to be 1995 but there is clearly visible a MY 2005 VW Jetta through the driver side window.See more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This movie is nothing short of spectacular..., 29 December 2011
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

When I bought this movie from Amazon, I believed it to be a disaster movie in the likes of Hollywood movies such as "Volcano", "2012" and such. And the cover and text on the back of the cover didn't really let on to what this movie was, it all just showed something of a typical disaster movie.

So I wasn't prepared for what was ahead. Also because I hadn't done any research of reviews prior to buying (and watching) the movie. So I was in for one big surprise. There are those rare moments when you stumble upon something truly unique by sheer luck, and this was one such moment for me.

"Aftershock" blew me away. This movie is so much more than your average disaster movie. Sure there is a breathtakingly amazing disaster scene early on in the movie. And you just sit there with your hands clenched and biting your lip, because that whole part is so intense and so amazingly shot. It is like you are there right in the midst of the chaos. I will go as far as saying that the earthquake scene in this movie far outshines any of that I have seen in Hollywood disaster movies.

But "Aftershock" is not just a disaster movie, it is also a movie that has a very touching story to tell, a very sad and unfortunate story as well. But it tell its story in a very good way, without being too much. You really get immersed in the story, and it sweeps you off your feet and takes you along on an emotional roller-coaster ride. You might actually want to have some tissue at hand, because there are some very, very emotional scenes in this movie. It is also a story of emotions; a story of how our lives and fates can change in the blink of an eye.

The characters in "Aftershock" are very believable and they are so well portrayed on the screen by the actors and actresses. Each and every of the main characters are given so much room to grown and develop that you really get to feel with them, grow with them, feel their sadness, loss and happiness. And for this, the director was right on the money. This story was so well-told and well-shot that it is hard not to get caught up in the moment.

The 130 minutes that the movie is in length doesn't feel that long, because you get so caught up in the movie. I didn't leave the screen for a single moment. I just sat there mesmerized, wanting to see what happened next, what would happen to Fang Deng, Fang Da and everyone else.

I am a big fan of Asian cinema, though I had never heard about this movie prior to finding it by sheer luck on Amazon. Now that I have seen it, "Aftershock" will stay with me for a long, long time. It was one of the most emotional and honest stories I have had the pleasure of witnessing in a long, long time.

Even if you are not a fan of Asian cinema or have a phobia of watching movies in a foreign language, you should overcome that and do yourself the pleasure of sitting down to watch this movie, because it is really worth it. This movie is truly an amazing one, and it the story is one that deserves to be told.

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