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Back to 1942 (2012)
"Yi jiu si er" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  29 November 2012 (China)
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A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Master Fan Dianyuan
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Brother Sim
Wei Fan ...
Lao Ma
Yuanzheng Feng ...
Xia Lu
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Hua Zhi
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Li Peiji
Jingyi Yao ...
Lingdang
Jiale Peng ...
Liubao
Qian Li ...
Master Fan's Daughter-in-Law
Huifang Yuan ...
Master Fan's Wife
Shaohua Zhang ...
Xia Lu's Mother
Ziwen Wang ...
Xing Xing
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Shuan Zhu
Yi Zhao ...
Master Fan's Son
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A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.

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29 November 2012 (China)  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,414 (USA) (21 December 2012)

Gross:

$308,871 (USA) (28 December 2012)
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Official submission of China to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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4 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

There are many stories that can be told all over the world that probably are not on your radar. This is one of them. Even if you know the facts (the numbers in that case), seeing that playing in front of your eyes is something completely different. It's devastating watching events unfolding especially when it's clear that some things might have been avoidable.

With some American star power (Brody and Robbins in this case in smaller roles), the movie depicts war and the cruelties to the common folk. So you won't be able to see much fighting (though there are still quite a lot of war scenes), but the effects it has on civilians. A difficult movie, not only because of the running time, but a very well made one. Even if you're not that much interested in History, this is able to grab you and hold your breath/attention until the end


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