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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)

User Reviews:
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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

Kun Chen ... Zhou Enlai

Ye Liu ... Mao Zedong

Nick Cheung ... Liang Qichao

Xueqi Wang ... Cai Yuanpei

Geng Han ... Deng Xiaoping

Chao Deng ... Chen Yi

Daoming Chen ... Gu Weijun

Hanyu Zhang ... Song Jiaoren
Bing Bai ... Huang Shuyi

Arman Darbo ... Parisian boy

Wu Jiang ... Man in suicide pact
Boran Jing ... Xie Shaomin

Jie Dong ... Song Qingling
Chen Li ... Zhang Guotao

Yi Zhang ... Zhou Fohai
Ray Lui ... Wu Peifu
Alex Fong ... Yang Du
Michelle Ye ... Li Lizhuang

Ted Duran ... Nikolsky (as Ted E. Duran)
Luodan Wang ... Zhang Ruoming
Fan Liao ... Zhu De
Tao Guo ... Tao Chengzhang
Bei-Er Bao ... Kuang Husheng
Yuwu Qi ... Wang Jinmei
Lei Huang ... Cao Rulin

Benshan Zhao ... Duan Qirui
Xiaodong Guo ... Yu Youren
Wei Fan ... Li Yuanhong
Yang Yang ... Yang Kaizhi
Xuan Huang ... Liu Renjing

Xuejian Li ... Yang Changji
Jia-yi Zhang ... Li Dazhao
Yuan Nie ... Chen Qimei
Lan Qin ... Su Xuelin
Xuebing Wang ... Bao Huiseng
Yuanzheng Feng ... Chen Duxiu
Yong Hou ... Tang Shaoyi
Edison Wang ... Xiao Zisheng
Yishan Zhang ... Deng Enming
Chun Du ... Xu Deheng
Shen Lin ... Fang Hao
Peiqi Liu ... Gu Hongming
Tao Liu ... Imperial Consort Jin
Yiwei Zhou ... Prince Chun
Qixing Aisin-Gioro ... Grieving Student
Sergey Barkovskiy ... Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (as Sergey Barkovski)
Yiwei Liu ... Duan Zhigui
Qin Li ... Yang Kaihui
Shan Jiang ... Chen Yanan
Tony Leung ... Fan Jingsheng
Feng Zu ... Deng Zhongxia
Ruixin Tong ... Chen Gongbo
Shaohua Ma ... Sun Wen
Xiaoguang Yu ... Liu Shaoqi
Xinbo Fu ... Gao Junyu
Eva Huang ... Female Soldier
Jue Huang ... Li Da
Yueming Pan ... Cai Hesen
Miura Kenichi ... Hioki Eki
Xuan Dong ... Xiang Jingyu
Chengru Li ... Yang Yide
Zeru Tao ... Zhang Xun
Zhibo Fan ... Cai Chang
Zhen Yi ... Bodyguard
Hao Ju ... Gaoler
Fan Xia ... Zhang Shenfu
Kai Tan ... Chen Tanqiu
Shan Zhang ... Zhang Boling
Di Zhang ... Receptionist
Jing-lin Guo ... Zhang Zongxiang
Mengwei Xie ... Rickshaw Man
Yongli Che ... Lu Xiaoman
Lei Fan ... Battalion Commander
Wenzhi Liu ... Xu Shichang
Kuirong Wang ... Wu Tingfang
Yongjian Lin ... Lu Zhengxiang
Zefeng Li ... Worker B
Jie Zhou ... Li Hanjun
Francisco Javier Philip ... Roland Sarly
Hua Liu ... Cheng Ziqing
Yongzhen Guo ... Liao Zhongkai
Liang Li ... Zhao Shiyan
Yaoxuan Shu ... Wu Bingxiang
Jun Wu ... Barber
Angela Yeung ... Xiao Fengxian (as Angelababy)
Zhiguo Du ... Police Chief
Hao Zheng ... Worker A
Yunwei He ... Interpreter
Danrong Wang ... Dong Biwu
Jing Li ... Yuan Keding
Ge Li ... Laundry Lady
Liang Zhao ... Xiao Dezhang
Gong Feng ... Feng Guozhang
Jiantao Hong ... Huang Xing
Xinjun Wang ... Xu Chongzhi
Gera Shchenko Andriyan ... Maring
Xu Dai ... Yu Fangzhou
Jin Liu ... Kang Youwei
Vitaliy Vladasovich Grachov ... Voitinskii
Xiaobin Zhou ... Peng Yousheng
Jing Liu ... Guo Longzhen
Linian Liu ... Cao Kun
Yunlong Liu ... Jiang Baili
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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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A quick view of modern Chinese history, 3 October 2011
Author: d95112 from San Jose, CA.

This film starts with the 1911 xinhai revolution and quickly goes over the chaos of the early republic and its trouble with Yuan shi-kai. The May 4th movement is portrayed as the touchstone to the founding of the communist party (certainly a lot of the future leaders of the party started getting involved in politics at this time). This could have been a much longer film covering more in depth coverage of the personalities of this time and still have my interest because of my study of Chinese history. For a general audience this film may have too many characters they know nothing about and find confusing. Even more so if you are not Chinese or a student of this time in history. How many people know about the Japanese occupation of the Shandong peninsula and its impact on Chinese thinking about the west? If you do have some knowledge of the people and time in China during the years covered in this film you will enjoy this movie.

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