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

Aftershock review
 (From Twitch. 2 October 2010, 2:31 PM, PDT)

Teaser trailer for real-life Chinese disaster epic Aftershocks
 (From QuietEarth. 17 April 2010, 10:48 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Afterhshock - it leaves you with the aftertaste of a masterpiece See more (40 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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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)

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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 »
Quotes:
Fang Da:[to Fang Deng, after opening a package of school textbooks retrieved from Fang Deng's tomb crypt] From elementary school to high school, at the start of every school year, mom always bought two sets of textbooks. A set for me, and a set for you.See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Afterhshock - it leaves you with the aftertaste of a masterpiece, 30 August 2011
Author: thomvic from Australia

Aftershock is one of those movies where you really feel the experience and journey of all your characters for the length of its time and really connect with the characters. Even those who don't understand Chinese (myself included) will connect with the human story and its wonderful drama, not to mention some amazing visual effects at the beginning.

I'm not going to go into the plot of the film but it is essentially a very real human family drama that deals with the pain of continuing to live with guilt and having to restore one's life after a tragedy. It may sound familiar but the beauty of Aftershock is that its emotional core is something it never shies away from. You see and feel the journey of all three central characters and how a natural disaster can shape our destinies and change our perspectives on ourselves and those around us.

While you can sort of see the plot unfolding before it gets there in the end, it is essentially what you want. I really cared about these characters so anything less than what you would expect would have been even more harrowing. But the resolution which seems to solve everything yet still leaves an emptiness is remarkable.

This is a film not to be missed. I was almost in tears by the end of the film - it has been one of the most captivating films I have seen in a long time and is a remarkable piece of cinema. Not to be missed.

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