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Jian guo da ye (2009)

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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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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The film was made to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party founding of China. The film boasts the most number of China's movie stars in one film. Many of the top stars were invited to star as leads, supporting characters, or just cameo in the film, reportedly including some of the top Chinese stars like 'Jackie Chan' and Jet Li, who only have one shot or one line in the film. 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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