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Beginning of the Great Revival -- A "slick and lavish historical epic" (Variety), BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL stars over 150 top actors--including Daoming Chen (Hero, Aftershock) and Angela Yeung Wing (Love in Space)--in one of China's biggest blockbuster films of all time.
Beginning of the Great Revival -- A "slick and lavish historical epic" (Variety), BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL stars over 150 top actors--including Daoming Chen (Hero, Aftershock) and Angela Yeung Wing (Love in Space)--in one of China's biggest blockbuster films of all time.

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Directors:
Sanping Han (co-director)
Jianxin Huang (co-director)
Writers:
Xin Huang (written by)
Zhe Dong (written by)
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Release Date:
24 June 2011 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
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 (From PEOPLE.com. 11 September 2014, 6:40 PM, PDT)

China’s Propaganda Effort Goes Ethnic
 (From Variety - Film News. 13 October 2013, 11:07 PM, PDT)

The China-fication of Hollywood
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 3 May 2013, 10:00 PM, PDT)

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Cast

 

Bingbing Fan ... Empress Dowager Longyu

John Woo ... Lin Sen

Yun-Fat Chow ... Yuan Shikai

Daniel Wu ... Hu Shi

Andy Lau ... Cai E

Xun Zhou ... Wang Huiwu

Leehom Wang ... Lo Chia-lun

Simon Yam ... Zhang Jian

Ye Liu ... Mao Zedong

Geng Han ... Deng Xiaoping

Nick Cheung ... Liang Qichao

Xueqi Wang ... Cai Yuanpei

Chao Deng ... Chen Yi
Bing Bai ... Huang Shuyi

Kun Chen ... Zhou Enlai

Daoming Chen ... Gu Weijun

Hanyu Zhang ... Song Jiaoren

Arman Darbo ... Parisian boy
Fan Liao ... Zhu De

Wu Jiang ... Man in suicide pact
Yuwu Qi ... Wang Jinmei
Boran Jing ... Xie Shaomin
Ray Lui ... Wu Peifu

Jie Dong ... Song Qingling
Chen Li ... Zhang Guotao
Alex Fong ... Yang Du

Yi Zhang ... Zhou Fohai
Xiaodong Guo ... Yu Youren
Michelle Ye ... Li Lizhuang
Bei-Er Bao ... Kuang Husheng
Yang Yang ... Yang Kaizhi
Luodan Wang ... Zhang Ruoming

Benshan Zhao ... Duan Qirui

Ted Duran ... Nikolsky (as Ted E. Duran)
Yuan Nie ... Chen Qimei
Lei Huang ... Cao Rulin
Xuan Huang ... Liu Renjing
Jia-yi Zhang ... Li Dazhao
Xuebing Wang ... Bao Huiseng
Wei Fan ... Li Yuanhong
Tao Guo ... Tao Chengzhang
Yishan Zhang ... Deng Enming
Vitaliy Vladasovich Grachov ... Voitinskii
Tao Liu ... Imperial Consort Jin
Shan Zhang ... Zhang Boling
Qixing Aisin-Gioro ... Grieving Student

Xuejian Li ... Yang Changji
Peiqi Liu ... Gu Hongming
Lan Qin ... Su Xuelin
Yiwei Zhou ... Prince Chun
Yiwei Liu ... Duan Zhigui
Zeru Tao ... Zhang Xun
Yuanzheng Feng ... Chen Duxiu
Tony Leung ... Fan Jingsheng
Feng Zu ... Deng Zhongxia
Jue Huang ... Li Da
Yueming Pan ... Cai Hesen
Yunlong Liu ... Jiang Baili
Chengru Li ... Yang Yide
Chun Du ... Xu Deheng
Shan Jiang ... Chen Yanan
Jie Zhou ... Li Hanjun
Qin Li ... Yang Kaihui
Yong Hou ... Tang Shaoyi
Edison Wang ... Xiao Zisheng
Gong Feng ... Feng Guozhang
Yongjian Lin ... Lu Zhengxiang
Zhen Yi ... Bodyguard
Shaohua Ma ... Sun Wen
Shen Lin ... Fang Hao
Jiantao Hong ... Huang Xing
Lei Fan ... Battalion Commander
Miura Kenichi ... Hioki Eki
Zhibo Fan ... Cai Chang
Kai Tan ... Chen Tanqiu
Yunwei He ... Interpreter
Jing-lin Guo ... Zhang Zongxiang
Eva Huang ... Female Soldier
Yongli Che ... Lu Xiaoman
Xuan Dong ... Xiang Jingyu
Francisco Javier Philip ... Roland Sarly
Yaoxuan Shu ... Wu Bingxiang
Ruixin Tong ... Chen Gongbo
Jun Wu ... Barber
Angela Yeung ... Xiao Fengxian (as Angelababy)
Sergey Barkovskiy ... Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (as Sergey Barkovski)
Zhiguo Du ... Police Chief
Jing Li ... Yuan Keding
Liang Zhao ... Xiao Dezhang
Xinjun Wang ... Xu Chongzhi
Kuirong Wang ... Wu Tingfang
Xiaobin Zhou ... Peng Yousheng
Jing Liu ... Guo Longzhen
Linian Liu ... Cao Kun
Hao Ju ... Gaoler
Hua Liu ... Cheng Ziqing
Yongzhen Guo ... Liao Zhongkai
Liang Li ... Zhao Shiyan
Hao Zheng ... Worker A
Fan Xia ... Zhang Shenfu
Xinbo Fu ... Gao Junyu
Danrong Wang ... Dong Biwu
Di Zhang ... Receptionist
Mengwei Xie ... Rickshaw Man
Ge Li ... Laundry Lady
Wenzhi Liu ... Xu Shichang
Gera Shchenko Andriyan ... Maring
Xiaoguang Yu ... Liu Shaoqi
Xu Dai ... Yu Fangzhou
Jin Liu ... Kang Youwei
Zefeng Li ... Worker B
Guoxing Chen ... Cao Rulin's Father
Ping He ... He Shuheng
Zhong Lü ... Cixi (uncredited)
Xiao Shen-Yang ... (uncredited)
Myolie Wu ... (uncredited)
Zheng Xu ... (uncredited)
Miriam Chin Wah Yeung ... (uncredited)
Shaoqun Yu ... Mei Lanfang (uncredited)

Guoli Zhang ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sanping Han (co-director)
Jianxin Huang (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Zhe Dong  written by
Jung Li Guong  written by
Xin Huang  written by

Produced by
Jeffrey Chan .... executive producer
Sanping Han .... executive producer
Hongshi Lu .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nan Shu 
 
Film Editing by
Derek Hui 
 
Visual Effects by
Jason Pomerantz .... production supervisor (IMAX Version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jian dang wei ye" - China (original title)
"Chinese Communist Party" - Hong Kong (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
China:140 min | USA:124 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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9 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The logic of the film, 26 June 2011
Author: lordsagacity from United States

I don't think this movie is intended for non-Chinese, who weren't taught that history (1910-1949) in China. Here is the logic. The Qing Dynasty, a symbol of Feudalism, had already resigned. The Beiyang government was good at selling nation's interest and shooting at students. Sun Yat-sen was too fragile to lead China. KMP was totally corrupted and lead the whole country into disaster. So only CCP could represent Chinese people's interest and lead China. (Don't raise your hands. Recite them and we'll have tests tomorrow.) Such series(foundation of party/government) are just a film version of history books.

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