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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 »
Genre:
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)
Kenny Chesney: Country Music Should Be More Than Babes in Bikinis
 (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

Yun-Fat Chow ... Yuan Shikai

John Woo ... Lin Sen

Leehom Wang ... Lo Chia-lun

Daniel Wu ... Hu Shi

Andy Lau ... Cai E

Xun Zhou ... Wang Huiwu

Simon Yam ... Zhang Jian

Ye Liu ... Mao Zedong

Kun Chen ... Zhou Enlai

Nick Cheung ... Liang Qichao

Xueqi Wang ... Cai Yuanpei

Geng Han ... Deng Xiaoping

Chao Deng ... Chen Yi

Hanyu Zhang ... Song Jiaoren

Daoming Chen ... Gu Weijun
Bing Bai ... Huang Shuyi

Arman Darbo ... Parisian boy

Jie Dong ... Song Qingling
Boran Jing ... Xie Shaomin
Wu Jiang ... Man in suicide pact
Chen Li ... Zhang Guotao
Ray Lui ... Wu Peifu
Luodan Wang ... Zhang Ruoming
Alex Fong ... Yang Du
Bei-Er Bao ... Kuang Husheng
Fan Liao ... Zhu De
Michelle Ye ... Li Lizhuang
Tao Guo ... Tao Chengzhang

Yi Zhang ... Zhou Fohai

Ted Duran ... Nikolsky (as Ted E. Duran)

Benshan Zhao ... Duan Qirui
Yuwu Qi ... Wang Jinmei
Xiaodong Guo ... Yu Youren
Yang Yang ... Yang Kaizhi
Tao Liu ... Imperial Consort Jin
Yuan Nie ... Chen Qimei
Xuebing Wang ... Bao Huiseng
Wei Fan ... Li Yuanhong
Yuanzheng Feng ... Chen Duxiu
Lei Huang ... Cao Rulin
Jia-yi Zhang ... Li Dazhao
Qixing Aisin-Gioro ... Grieving Student
Xuan Huang ... Liu Renjing
Chun Du ... Xu Deheng
Edison Wang ... Xiao Zisheng

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

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7 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
brainwashed Americans, 18 August 2011
Author: kwailo_john from Australia

i note with sadness that every review here is from the USA and appears to be a political statement and nothing to do with the movie per se. statements such as "china is a military state" are pathetic when you consider the aggressiveness of Americans and their military state!

where are the comments on acting, cinematography, musical score, etc....i do not think in many cases a westerner can judge a foreign movie if you are going to be so biased about that countries' political system!

i do not see Americans lambasting their pathetic greedy monetary system that has enveloped the world in GFC in movies about some American hero in any movie about the stock exchange for example......go live in china for a year or more before you critisise!

not such a bad movie..... acting passable...story line is montage and example only for reminder to the people as to the origins of cpc.

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