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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

Yun-Fat Chow ... Yuan Shikai

John Woo ... Lin Sen

Leehom Wang ... Lo Chia-lun

Andy Lau ... Cai E

Xun Zhou ... Wang Huiwu

Daniel Wu ... Hu Shi

Simon Yam ... Zhang Jian

Geng Han ... Deng Xiaoping

Kun Chen ... Zhou Enlai

Ye Liu ... Mao Zedong

Nick Cheung ... Liang Qichao

Xueqi Wang ... Cai Yuanpei

Chao Deng ... Chen Yi

Hanyu Zhang ... Song Jiaoren

Daoming Chen ... Gu Weijun
Michelle Ye ... Li Lizhuang
Bing Bai ... Huang Shuyi
Ray Lui ... Wu Peifu

Jie Dong ... Song Qingling

Wu Jiang ... Man in suicide pact

Yi Zhang ... Zhou Fohai
Chen Li ... Zhang Guotao
Fan Liao ... Zhu De
Luodan Wang ... Zhang Ruoming
Bei-Er Bao ... Kuang Husheng
Yuwu Qi ... Wang Jinmei
Alex Fong ... Yang Du

Benshan Zhao ... Duan Qirui
Xiaodong Guo ... Yu Youren
Angela Yeung ... Xiao Fengxian (as Angelababy)
Boran Jing ... Xie Shaomin
Lei Huang ... Cao Rulin
Jia-yi Zhang ... Li Dazhao
Yuan Nie ... Chen Qimei
Tao Guo ... Tao Chengzhang
Xuebing Wang ... Bao Huiseng
Xuan Huang ... Liu Renjing

Arman Darbo ... Parisian boy
Wei Fan ... Li Yuanhong

Xuejian Li ... Yang Changji
Yang Yang ... Yang Kaizhi
Yong Hou ... Tang Shaoyi
Yishan Zhang ... Deng Enming

Ted Duran ... Nikolsky (as Ted E. Duran)
Lan Qin ... Su Xuelin
Yiwei Liu ... Duan Zhigui
Yuanzheng Feng ... Chen Duxiu
Qixing Aisin-Gioro ... Grieving Student
Edison Wang ... Xiao Zisheng
Yiwei Zhou ... Prince Chun
Shan Jiang ... Chen Yanan
Peiqi Liu ... Gu Hongming
Chun Du ... Xu Deheng
Feng Zu ... Deng Zhongxia
Chengru Li ... Yang Yide
Tao Liu ... Imperial Consort Jin
Shan Zhang ... Zhang Boling
Vitaliy Vladasovich Grachov ... Voitinskii
Yueming Pan ... Cai Hesen
Zeru Tao ... Zhang Xun
Eva Huang ... Female Soldier
Jie Zhou ... Li Hanjun
Tony Leung ... Fan Jingsheng
Gong Feng ... Feng Guozhang
Yongli Che ... Lu Xiaoman
Xuan Dong ... Xiang Jingyu
Zhen Yi ... Bodyguard
Yongzhen Guo ... Liao Zhongkai
Sergey Barkovski ... Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Mengwei Xie ... Rickshaw Man
Jue Huang ... Li Da
Yongjian Lin ... Lu Zhengxiang
Zefeng Li ... Worker B
Yunlong Liu ... Jiang Baili
Qin Li ... Yang Kaihui
Zhibo Fan ... Cai Chang
Hua Liu ... Cheng Ziqing
Liang Li ... Zhao Shiyan
Hao Zheng ... Worker A
Yunwei He ... Interpreter
Jing Li ... Yuan Keding
Shaohua Ma ... Sun Wen
Lei Fan ... Battalion Commander
Wenzhi Liu ... Xu Shichang
Ping He ... He Shuheng
Francisco Javier Philip ... Roland Sarly
Hao Ju ... Gaoler
Yaoxuan Shu ... Wu Bingxiang
Ruixin Tong ... Chen Gongbo
Jun Wu ... Barber
Zhiguo Du ... Police Chief
Fan Xia ... Zhang Shenfu
Kai Tan ... Chen Tanqiu
Xinbo Fu ... Gao Junyu
Danrong Wang ... Dong Biwu
Di Zhang ... Receptionist
Jing-lin Guo ... Zhang Zongxiang
Ge Li ... Laundry Lady
Liang Zhao ... Xiao Dezhang
Shen Lin ... Fang Hao
Jiantao Hong ... Huang Xing
Xinjun Wang ... Xu Chongzhi
Gera Shchenko Andriyan ... Maring
Xiaoguang Yu ... Liu Shaoqi
Xu Dai ... Yu Fangzhou
Jin Liu ... Kang Youwei
Kuirong Wang ... Wu Tingfang
Xiaobin Zhou ... Peng Yousheng
Jing Liu ... Guo Longzhen
Linian Liu ... Cao Kun
Miura Kenichi ... Hioki Eki
Guoxing Chen ... Cao Rulin's Father
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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161 out of 203 people found the following review useful.
worst movie ever in human history, 17 June 2011
Author: arorua_bai from New Zealand

Background: what I am talking about here is not the movie story background, as this movie has no story at all anyway. I am talking about the background behind showing this movie in Chinese cinema. All schools and companies are forcing their students and employees to watch this awful movie, no matter u like it or not, thats the direct order from "the party". so end up 90% of the audiences fell asleep in cinema which including me of course. what ridiculous is "the party" is not allowing "transformer 3" on show unless this movie's box office reach $xxxxx. w-t-f! just like the movie said, is that the party that loved by their people? I don't think so.

story: no storyline at all. I understand its all about history, but is that "history" real?? Humm...

actors: awful, worst chairman Mao ever.

overall:really awful, I would rate minus10 if there is an option.

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