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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)

User Reviews:
The story is not important. It's the cast. See more (23 total) »

Cast

 

John Woo ... Lin Sen

Bingbing Fan ... Empress Dowager Longyu

Yun-Fat Chow ... Yuan Shikai

Andy Lau ... Cai E

Daniel Wu ... Hu Shi

Xun Zhou ... Wang Huiwu

Simon Yam ... Zhang Jian

Leehom Wang ... Lo Chia-lun

Kun Chen ... Zhou Enlai

Nick Cheung ... Liang Qichao

Geng Han ... Deng Xiaoping

Ye Liu ... Mao Zedong

Xueqi Wang ... Cai Yuanpei

Hanyu Zhang ... Song Jiaoren

Chao Deng ... Chen Yi

Daoming Chen ... Gu Weijun
Fan Liao ... Zhu De
Boran Jing ... Xie Shaomin
Luodan Wang ... Zhang Ruoming
Bing Bai ... Huang Shuyi

Yi Zhang ... Zhou Fohai
Ray Lui ... Wu Peifu
Bei-Er Bao ... Kuang Husheng

Jie Dong ... Song Qingling
Wu Jiang ... Man in suicide pact
Alex Fong ... Yang Du

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

Arman Darbo ... Parisian boy

Benshan Zhao ... Duan Qirui
Michelle Ye ... Li Lizhuang
Xuan Huang ... Liu Renjing
Yuan Nie ... Chen Qimei
Xuebing Wang ... Bao Huiseng
Tao Guo ... Tao Chengzhang
Xiaodong Guo ... Yu Youren
Yuwu Qi ... Wang Jinmei
Lei Huang ... Cao Rulin
Chen Li ... Zhang Guotao

Xuejian Li ... Yang Changji
Wei Fan ... Li Yuanhong
Jia-yi Zhang ... Li Dazhao
Yuanzheng Feng ... Chen Duxiu
Yiwei Liu ... Duan Zhigui
Lan Qin ... Su Xuelin
Zefeng Li ... Worker B
Yiwei Zhou ... Prince Chun
Qixing Aisin-Gioro ... Grieving Student
Peiqi Liu ... Gu Hongming
Yueming Pan ... Cai Hesen
Shan Jiang ... Chen Yanan
Yong Hou ... Tang Shaoyi
Edison Wang ... Xiao Zisheng
Yishan Zhang ... Deng Enming
Jie Zhou ... Li Hanjun
Chengru Li ... Yang Yide
Shan Zhang ... Zhang Boling
Yang Yang ... Yang Kaizhi
Jue Huang ... Li Da
Chun Du ... Xu Deheng
Danrong Wang ... Dong Biwu
Feng Zu ... Deng Zhongxia
Gong Feng ... Feng Guozhang
Xuan Dong ... Xiang Jingyu
Sergey Barkovski ... Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Tony Leung ... Fan Jingsheng
Eva Huang ... Female Soldier
Yongjian Lin ... Lu Zhengxiang
Yunlong Liu ... Jiang Baili
Zeru Tao ... Zhang Xun
Zhibo Fan ... Cai Chang
Zhen Yi ... Bodyguard
Hao Ju ... Gaoler
Angela Yeung ... Xiao Fengxian (as Angelababy)
Yunwei He ... Interpreter
Shen Lin ... Fang Hao
Yongli Che ... Lu Xiaoman
Vitaliy Vladasovich Grachov ... Voitinskii
Kuirong Wang ... Wu Tingfang
Qin Li ... Yang Kaihui
Francisco Javier Philip ... Roland Sarly
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
Kai Tan ... Chen Tanqiu
Xinbo Fu ... Gao Junyu
Jing Li ... Yuan Keding
Di Zhang ... Receptionist
Jing-lin Guo ... Zhang Zongxiang
Mengwei Xie ... Rickshaw Man
Shaohua Ma ... Sun Wen
Ge Li ... Laundry Lady
Liang Zhao ... Xiao Dezhang
Jiantao Hong ... Huang Xing
Lei Fan ... Battalion Commander
Wenzhi Liu ... Xu Shichang
Xinjun Wang ... Xu Chongzhi
Gera Shchenko Andriyan ... Maring
Xiaoguang Yu ... Liu Shaoqi
Xu Dai ... Yu Fangzhou
Jin Liu ... Kang Youwei
Tao Liu ... Imperial Consort Jin
Xiaobin Zhou ... Peng Yousheng
Jing Liu ... Guo Longzhen
Linian Liu ... Cao Kun
Miura Kenichi ... Hioki Eki
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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11 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
The story is not important. It's the cast., 23 June 2011
Author: jay_yan from United States

This movie was shot in China, still firmly controlled by Chinese Communist Party. Of course it will contain the story told by CCP. Undoubtedly it contains endless speeches to show how necessary and great CCP was. So please forget about that part. If you see the movie to look for art, drama, affection, of course you will be disappointed.

But what makes this movie different from the other Chinese propaganda movies is its huge cast. There are tons of famous Chinese, including Hong Kong and oversea Chinese, actors and actresses. You can never see so many stars in one movie, other than Jian Guo Da Ye, also produced by the same producer with an equally huge cast two years ago. The fun of watching this movie is to "count stars", instead of follow its boring and revisioned story.

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