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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:
10/10 from Promotional Screening. Jackie is at his acting best, directing best, and the most violent and dramatic film of his career. 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:
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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18 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
10/10 from Promotional Screening. Jackie is at his acting best, directing best, and the most violent and dramatic film of his career., 26 September 2011
Author: windkun from Winter Park, FL - USA

I've been excited for Jackie Chan's 100th movie for quite some time, initially I thought it would be the currently being filmed Armour of God 3: Zodiac (His Final "Kung Fu Super Stunt" Film), was depressed when I saw it was not. Then I began to see photos of 1911 and read up on the pre-production notes, and to me any Jackie Chan film is an amazing film - His track record in HK lately has been A-A+.

--100th Jackie Chan Movie: Check --100th Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution: Check

--Star Studded Cast of Jackie Chan, His son; Jaycee Chan, Lee Bing Bing, Winston Chao, and 70 famous HK actors even in small soldier roles that don't even get a speaking line?: Check

--30 Million USD Budget: Check (30 Million just for filming, no CGI all real explosions). --War scenes that stand next to Saving Private Ryan: Check

--Kung Fu / Fight Scenes: Check (One scene of which Jackie faces 6 men realistically --Incredible Directing and Cinematography: Check --Incredible Performances by all Actors: Check

I shall not ruin anything, but the first 20 minutes of this 2 hour long movie are filled with about 15 minutes of non-stop action, explosions, Gatling gun mowing down Dr. Sun and Jackie's Rebellions Soldiers, until Jackie is given suppressing fire and throws two grenades but his arm strength doesn't reach the Gatling gun, so he drops a grenade and kicks it like a football, moments that like scream out "AWESOME" even when its drenched in this depressing dramatic splurge of violence and realization of the lost lives that each battle taking place has, and that each person is 100% willing to die for the change of China. This does not ease the pain and impact from one persons death, the look on Jackie's face as one character sacrifices himself to save others as he is being dragged unwillingly by soldiers getting him to safety is one that sticks in the viewers memory.

I cannot sum up in words how this movie feels, it just feels perfect. It is substantial. It makes you cry, it gives a smile a few short times through-out the film, it keeps you on the edge of your seat, it churns your stomach at the body count, it dazzles you with the beauty in how the chaos was filmed. It equally dazzles you in the character development and the emotional bond the film creates.

As Jackie Chan's 100th movie; I could not see any other film standing at that career mile-stone. This is Jackie at his acting best, and directing best. He rides off of the Exceptional performance of Karate Kid (2010) and more notably the brilliant performances of Shinjuku Incident (2009) and Little Big Soldier (2010) - Jackie is perfect in the movie, and the movie itself is non-bias and perfect.

It feels human as a war film, unlike a Hollywood war epic such as "Pearl Harbor". Congratulations Jackie, I salute you; I hope you win Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Director and that the academy recognizes this film.

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