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1911 -- In early 20th-century China, a man schooled in the ways of modern warfare returns from a stay in Japan to unite his splintering country. But going up against the well-armed Qing Dynasty presents a challenge of epic proportions.
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:
Commemorating the Centennial of the 1911 Chinese 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
James Lee Guy ... Mr. Thompson
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:
Revealing mistakes: All of the rifles were bolt action rifles, but several times the sound of continuous fire from a single weapon is heard. Also because a bolt action rifle has no buffer spring to absorb the recoil like a semi-automatic weapon has, no one showed any effects of recoil from firing their rifles.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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Commemorating the Centennial of the 1911 Chinese Revolution, 4 November 2012
Author: sddavis63 (revsdd@gmail.com) from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

Considering this is only a little more than an hour and a half in length, "1911" does a pretty decent job of offering the viewer a look at the 1911 revolution in China that toppled the Qing dynasty and inaugurated the Chinese Republic. The movie is heavy on battle scenes as the republicans and monarchists battle - and some of them are pretty graphic. The movie also gives a substantial look at some of the internal politics of the republican movement, which was not exactly a unified movement, except in its overall goal of toppling the monarchy. There's a few reflections on the place of foreigners and on repeated foreign interference in Chinese affairs. Basically this is pretty well acted by everyone involved, and it plays it pretty straight, with only one scene that I can recall that descends into Chinese martial arts. The fact that it is so short means that while it offers the viewer a good taste of the revolution, it lacks any real depth. Obviously, the era was far more complicated than is portrayed here.

One thing that detracted from my enjoyment of the movies was the subtitles. I understand the need for them, of course, but there were two problems with them - first, they sometimes flashed by so fast that it was difficult to read them, and, second, there were many times when there were two different sets of subtitles on the screen - one translating dialogue, and one translating historical information that was being offered on screen. It was difficult to follow both, and the latter especially were written in a very small font.

The movie was produced in mainland China to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 revolution. Unsurprisingly, then, the movie pays homage in its closing captions to the Chinese Communist Party as the inheritors of the revolutionary tradition. Aside from that, though, this didn't come across to me as a particularly heavy propaganda piece, which I appreciated. (6/10)

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