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The Founding of a Republic (2009)

Jian guo da ye (original title)
Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
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Chiang Ching-kuo
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Zhang Lan
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Zongdi Xiu ...
Fu Zuoyi
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Tian Han
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Li Huang
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Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

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At the initial announcement of the film, GuoLi Zhang went to the producers, offering to perform the role of Chiang Kai-Shek, for FREE. Shortly after, all the top film stars of China did the same thing, and offered to play roles for only a few seconds on screen, free of charge. Eventually, it was concluded by fans that Jian Guo Da Ye was a measure of the success or level of profession of film stars in China. See more »

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Li Ji-chen: I heard you intend to resign. Even if you were to resign, at least wait till after the capitulation ceremony in Nanjing. You helped defeat the Japanese. The ceremony can't do without a national hero like you.
Chen Shaokuan: If I don't resign, very soon I'll be blamed for the civil war. We fought against the country's enemy for 8 years. We've struggled, we've fought all, nothing more need be said. And now that we've won, we're still warring. Against whom ? Chinese people fighting Chinese people... this kind of...
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A film - question
30 August 2011 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

A film about courage, moral values and dreams. A homage to the "Red Lotus" group and definition of sacrifice. A film - question for its public and subtle description of an era. A tale of few people who believe in honor and truth, in fundamental gestures and duty, who discover the world as not a cage and the hypocrisy as not a solution. The Founding of a Republic is a symbol. Symbol of courage but in fact, definition of decent way to be yourself in a time of lies, in the time of fear. So, it is an important film. Not for its subject, not for beautiful interpretation of characters, not for tension or atmosphere. For the silence, for the respect of measure, for the art to be a remember against totalitarians projects.For image of normal resistance to a fake freedom. For the delicate respect for the future, for grew-up of future. A great film. A splendid testimony.


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