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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:
A real throwback See more (25 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)
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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?

Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When a man shoots another with a bolt action rifle, the sound of the empty cartridge hitting the floor can be heard. The bolt had not been cycled, so the empty cartridge can not have been ejected from the rifle.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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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A real throwback, 17 January 2012
Author: kendavies from France

I'm afraid I have to disagree with the other reviewers. I just spent $4.99 renting this film from Time Warner Cable and it was not money well spent. Having been excited by the splendid and creative resurgence of Chinese cinema in the reform period, especially in the 1980s when it burst on the international scene with classics like Yellow Earth (Huang Tudi), it was surprising to see such a throwback to the 1950s and 1960s. This is very much like The Opium War, though the battleship in this film is clearly not a model. In those days (the 1960s), western actors were not available, since China was closed to the outside world, so they had to use some of the few expatriate English language teachers. It looks like they have done the same this time, though surely Jackie Chan could have got anyone he wanted from Hollywood. The characterisation is one- dimensional. The dialogue sounds like it is from the history books, with the film merely providing visual illustration. There are lots of close- ups of Sun Yat-sen taken from below or with him standing in a presidential position, exactly like the shots of Mao Zedong in earlier films about the Communist revolution. This is understandable -- Sun has always been considered the "father of the nation" (guo fu) by both the Communists and the Guomindang, who warred for decades -- but Sun is too interesting a character to be treated to the standard Stalinist "cult of personality" adulation. He was not, after all, a Kim Jong-Il. He was a real politician. He wrote a development plan for China. He planned, but did not live to lead, a Northern Expedition to reunite China under a republican government. The style of the movie seems to be heavily influenced by pre-war Soviet films (not, though, those of the brilliant Eisenstein and Pudovkin). It is surprising that Jackie Chan co-directed it. Surely he could have injected much more of his own cheeky humour? this film is so old-fashioned. I agree it would not have been centenary- reverential to have had fast cuts and rap music, but the slow-motion sentimental flashbacks are so hackneyed. Politically, the film doesn't say anything interesting and blithely ignores the unconscious irony of Sun saying that the Chinese people can now choose their own leaders after two hundred years of monarchy. One hundred years later, they still can't.

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