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1911 -- A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.

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Directors:
Writers:
Xingdong Wang (screenplay) &
Baoguang Chen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 September 2011 (China) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fall of the Last Empire
Plot:
A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
1911 The Revolution See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... Huang Xing
Winston Chao ... Sun Yat-sen

Bingbing Li ... Xu Zonghan (as Bingbing Lee)
Chun Sun ... Yuan Shikai

Joan Chen ... Empress Longyu
Wu Jiang ... Li Yuanhong

Jaycee Chan ... Zhang Zhenwu
Ge Hu ... Lin Juemin
Jing Ning ... Qiu Jin
Shaoqun Yu ... Wang Jingwei
Yu-Hang To ... Xiong Bingkun (as Dennis To)
Zhi-zhong Huang ... Situ Meitang (as Zhizhong Huang)
Ting Mei ... Chen Yiying
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duobujie ... Feng Guozhang (as Duobuji)
Simon Dutton ... John Newell Jordan
Ming Hu ... Liao Zhongkai
Wenli Jiang ... Soong Ching-ling
Dong-xue Li ... Zai Feng
Liang Qi ... Wu Zhaolin
Zeru Tao ... Tang Weiyong
Luyao Wang ... Yuan's Concubine
Ya'nan Wang ... Yuan Keding
Ziwen Wang ... Tang Manrou
Zongwan Wei ... Yi Xin
Gang Xie ... Tang Shaoyi
Jiadong Xing ... Song Jiaoren
Daying Ye ... Wu Tingfang
Arthur Bergman ... Soldier (uncredited)
Sherman 'Big Train' Bergman ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Li Zhang 
Jackie Chan (general director)
 
Writing credits
Xingdong Wang (screenplay) &
Baoguang Chen (screenplay)

Produced by
Guoqing Gu .... producer
Bin Guo .... producer
Peter Lam .... producer
Li-Juan Liu .... producer (as Lijuan Liu)
Jianhong Qi .... producer
Zhong-lun Ren .... producer (as Zhonglun Ren)
Xiaoyi Shen .... producer
Dafang Wang .... producer
Lian Yu .... producer
Li Zhou .... producer
Pixue Zhou .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Wei Huang  (as Wai Huang)
 
Art Direction by
Hai Zhao 
 
Sound Department
Wen Chang .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Rohit Agarwal .... roto animation artist: The Moving Picture Company
Sanjay Baliga .... rotoanim artist: The Moving Picture Company
Jeremy Bazin .... digital artist
Kanishk Deb Biswas .... roto/animation artist: The Moving Picture Company
Nicolas Chavigny .... matte painter
Yann Doray .... compositing supervisor
Fathima Feminò .... compositor
Raffaele Grande .... senior modeler
Alexander Jacquet .... digital compositor: Technicolor
Yanming Jiang .... visual effects supervisor
Ranajoy Kar .... lead roto/animation artist: Moving Picture Company
Randy Little .... senior compositor: Technicolor Beijing
Jambunatha Mn .... matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
Giuseppe Motta .... cg supervisor
Shaan Nelson .... rotoanim artist: The Moving Picture Company
Garth O'Bryan .... compositor
Kukal Prasanth .... roto animator: Moving Pictures Company
Ambrish Rangan .... lead matchmove artist: MPC
Paulina Rodriguez Lemus .... digital artist
Swati Shamsundar Malu .... matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
Joseph Thomas M. .... matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
Mike Wallner .... visual effects
Fan Zhang .... compositor
 
Stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Gang Wu .... action choreographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Xin hai ge ming" - China (original title)
"1911 Revolution" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"Xinhai Revolution" - International (English title) (literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for war violence
Runtime:
121 min (DVD)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jackie Chan's 100th movie.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When the revolutionary leader is on the ocean liner heading for China, the lifeboats on deck are too modern: they are painted bright orange and have built-in engines (note the propellers). The movie is set in 1911, so none of these characteristics would be present. Lifeboats of that era were rowboats, usually painted white.See more »
Quotes:
Sun Yat-Sen:The goal of revolution isn't death, but to change fate. Young people are sacrificing themselves for the revolution, so that the living can lead better lives.See more »

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13 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
1911 The Revolution, 1 October 2011
Author: samuelding85 from Singapore

1911, also known as 1911 Revolution, is a China production which marks two special occasions: 1. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Xinhai Revolution, which Dr Sun Yat Sen over throws the corrupted Qing Monarchy, marking the two thousand years of monarchy control of China to an end. 2. This is actor and director Jackie Chan's 100th movie. What audience can see from 1911 is not only about how China has come to its way today from the past, but also witness how Jackie Chan is taking a new approach in the types of movie he is making.

Generally 1911 revolves around the few main characters: Chan as Huang Xing, the commander who lead his army to overthrow the Qing Monarchy, Winston Chao as Dr Sun, Li Bing Bing as Xu Zonghan, a revolutionist, who is also a good friend of Sun and Huang's lover, lastly with Joan Chen as Aisin Gioro Lungyu, the Empress who son is Puyi, the last emperor of China. The storyline of 1911 takes place around the last year of Qing Monarchy before the outbreak of Xinhai Revolution, where the story can be split into 2 parts: Huang leading the army to fight against the Qing army, and Sun gathering the support of the Chinese overseas through donations to fund the revolution, and stopping European banks from providing loans to Qing Monarchy. In the later part of the film, however, it falls on how Sun Yat Sen appoints Yuan Shikai, the Prime Minister of Qing Monarchy, as the first President of China Republic.

For those who are expecting Jackie Chan to create something new with his stunts and comical acts, they will be disappointed. 1911 marks Chan taking a serious role in his movie career by telling the remarkable chapter of the China history, which can be seen as another breakthrough after his role as a Chinese illegal immigrant paving a better life at Japan in Shinjuku Incident. (2009) As the director, he did not create any stunts or scenes of war for the sake of pleasing the audience who are seeing more action from him. War scenes are created to tell the pain people go through in a revolution, just as what was mentioned in the film, 'Revolution is not about death, but rather, paving a better future for the future generation.' The movie packs in plenty of details about the stages of the revolution, which provides a good reference for audience who do not have much knowledge about the revolution, and the aftermath of the founding of the Republic. However, those who are seeking action in the film will find 1911 a bore than something that entertains them.

While it seems that Chan is the leading character of 1911, the fact is Chao's role of Sun Yat Sen takes a heavier role compared to other leading role. This is the third time Chao reprise the role of Sun, which he did not disappoints audience who have watched his role as Sun in previous films such as The Soong Sisters (1997). While Chen's role of Lungyu could have been elaborated further, nevertheless it is a good try to see Chen taking one of the leading role, since it is not often she appears in a movie. We can see how Chen brings out the agony of Lungyu, after hearing from the officials in the imperial court on how King Louis XVI was executed by the French's during the French Revolution, hoping that both her son Puyi and herself will be spared from execution. It is also delighting to see Jackie's son, Jaycee, making a cameo appearance as a captain, together with Dennis To (Ip Man 2, The Legend is Born – Ip Man) as a soldier fighting in the revolution.

In short, do not expect too much action and comical appearances from Jackie Chan in 1911. More rather, be entertained with a new role Chan wants to create, which is something that is worth looking forward to in his career.

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