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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.

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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

 

Angelababy ... Xiao Fengxian

Yun-Fat Chow ... Yuan Shikai

Bingbing Fan ... Empress Dowager Longyu

Daniel Wu ... Hu Shi

John Woo ... Lin Sen

Andy Lau ... Cai E

Kun Chen ... Zhou Enlai

Xun Zhou ... Wang Huiwu

Simon Yam ... Zhang Jian

Leehom Wang ... Lo Chia-lun

Ye Liu ... Mao Zedong

Chao Deng ... Chen Yi

Nick Cheung ... Liang Qichao

Xueqi Wang ... Cai Yuanpei

Daoming Chen ... Gu Weijun

Hanyu Zhang ... Song Jiaoren

Fan Liao ... Zhu De

Geng Han ... Deng Xiaoping
Bing Bai ... Huang Shuyi
Boran Jing ... Xie Shaomin

Wu Jiang ... Man in suicide pact

Jie Dong ... Song Qingling

Yuwu Qi ... Wang Jinmei

Yi Zhang ... Zhou Fohai
Ray Lui ... Wu Peifu
Alex Fong ... Yang Du

Arman Darbo ... Parisian boy
Tao Liu ... Imperial Consort Jin
Chen Li ... Zhang Guotao
Luodan Wang ... Zhang Ruoming

Ted Duran ... Nikolsky (as Ted E. Duran)
Lei Huang ... Cao Rulin

Benshan Zhao ... Duan Qirui
Vitaliy Vladasovich Grachov ... Voitinskii
Xiaodong Guo ... Yu Youren
Xuan Huang ... Liu Renjing
Tao Guo ... Tao Chengzhang
Edison Wang ... Xiao Zisheng
Bei-Er Bao ... Kuang Husheng

Xuejian Li ... Yang Changji
Wei Fan ... Li Yuanhong
Yang Yang ... Yang Kaizhi
Michelle Ye ... Li Lizhuang
Yuan Nie ... Chen Qimei
Xuebing Wang ... Bao Huiseng
Jue Huang ... Li Da
Shan Jiang ... Chen Yanan
Jia-yi Zhang ... Li Dazhao
Peiqi Liu ... Gu Hongming
Yiwei Liu ... Duan Zhigui
Yunlong Liu ... Jiang Baili
Lan Qin ... Su Xuelin
Qixing Aisin-Gioro ... Grieving Student
Xinbo Fu ... Gao Junyu
Yong Hou ... Tang Shaoyi
Tony Leung ... Fan Jingsheng
Xuan Dong ... Xiang Jingyu
Yueming Pan ... Cai Hesen
Yuanzheng Feng ... Chen Duxiu
Shan Zhang ... Zhang Boling
Yiwei Zhou ... Prince Chun
Shaohua Ma ... Sun Wen
Yongjian Lin ... Lu Zhengxiang
Eva Huang ... Female Soldier
Xiaoguang Yu ... Liu Shaoqi
Yuexin Wang ... Li Fuchun
Yishan Zhang ... Deng Enming
Chengru Li ... Yang Yide
Sergey Barkovskiy ... Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (as Sergey Barkovski)
Kai Tan ... Chen Tanqiu
Yunwei He ... Interpreter
Feng Zu ... Deng Zhongxia
Mengwei Xie ... Rickshaw Man
Shen Lin ... Fang Hao
Zeru Tao ... Zhang Xun
Chun Du ... Xu Deheng
Jun Wu ... Barber
Zhiguo Du ... Police Chief
Yongli Che ... Lu Xiaoman
Jiantao Hong ... Huang Xing
Lei Fan ... Battalion Commander
Xinjun Wang ... Xu Chongzhi
Qin Li ... Yang Kaihui
Zhibo Fan ... Cai Chang
Hao Ju ... Gaoler
Hongliang Li ... Zhao Shiyan
Yaoxuan Shu ... Wu Bingxiang
Ruixin Tong ... Chen Gongbo
Hao Zheng ... Worker A
Fan Xia ... Zhang Shenfu
Danrong Wang ... Dong Biwu
Ge Li ... Laundry Lady
Gong Feng ... Feng Guozhang
Xu Dai ... Yu Fangzhou
Zefeng Li ... Worker B
Xiaobin Zhou ... Peng Yousheng
Linian Liu ... Cao Kun
Jie Zhou ... Li Hanjun
Guoxing Chen ... Cao Rulin's Father
Francisco Javier Philip ... Roland Sarly
Zhen Yi ... Bodyguard
Hua Liu ... Cheng Ziqing
Yongzhen Guo ... Liao Zhongkai
Jing Li ... Yuan Keding
Di Zhang ... Receptionist
Jing-lin Guo ... Zhang Zongxiang
Liang Zhao ... Xiao Dezhang
Wenzhi Liu ... Xu Shichang
Gera Shchenko Andriyan ... Maring
Jin Liu ... Kang Youwei
Kuirong Wang ... Wu Tingfang
Jing Liu ... Guo Longzhen
Miura Kenichi ... Hioki Eki
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
Albert Lee .... 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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Soundtrack:
String Quartet Op. 64 No. 3 in B flat majorSee more »

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41 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
This is a awful movie, 4 July 2011
Author: junst-feng

This movie is one of most terrible movies I've ever seen. By fragmentary story line, distorted historical facts, you can not learn what happened in China in early 1900s, and also can not know why the Communist Party was founded in China at that time. But this is not the point. The point is faking how great the Communist Party is. And it's regarded as a gift to celebrate the 90 anniversary of CCP.

So it's not a drama, not a comedy, and of course not a documentary. Maybe you can see it as a show, full of Chinese stars. But it's not worth 2 hours time

The Communist Party of China has existed for over 90 years, and has dominated China more than 60 years which is a great tragedy for our Chinese people. We loathe it very much, and we will eventually destroy it!!!

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