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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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$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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a must see Chinese movie
4 December 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Before I went to watch this movie, I thought it might be another attempt by another Chinese director to win western market. I thought it might be another hero, a weird martial arts movie that surprisingly pleased western market but not me, a Chinese who grew up with martial arts culture.

How wrong I was, this movie was all about Chinese: government corruption, Chinese fighting Chinese, and bureaucratism, the movie showed them all, and more importantly, real. This movie does not only have the stunning visuals all the big budget Hollywood movies have, but it also has an amazing way of telling history. The movie showed the how cruel a war could be, by telling story of a rich family in Henan province at 1942, when there were a drought and a war threatening. The overall tone was serious, but you will be laughing at some little humors now and then.

I would definitely suggest this movie to anyone who is interested in Chinese culture. For it displayed a real china, unpleasant, even sad, but its real.


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