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Back to 1942 -- A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.

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Release Date:
29 November 2012 (China) See more »
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A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
24 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Back To 1942: Review
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 29 November 2012, 1:24 AM, PST)

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a must see Chinese movie See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Guoli Zhang ... Master Fan Dianyuan

Hanyu Zhang ... Brother Sim
Wei Fan ... Lao Ma
Yuanzheng Feng ... Xia Lu

Fan Xu ... Hua Zhi

Daoming Chen ... Chiang Kai-shek

Xuejian Li ... 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

Mo Zhang ... Shuan Zhu
Yi Zhao ... Master Fan's Son
Shu Zhang ... Dong Jiayao
Xiaojie Tian ... Officer
Lan Ke ... Soong May-ling
Guoqiang Zhang ... Guo Jiquao
Zhen Yu ... Jiang Dingwen
Zhang Chenguang ... Chang / Tao-fan
Yongjian Lin ... County Magistrate

Tim Robbins ... Bishop Megan

Adrien Brody ... Theodore Harold White
Yihong Duan ... Chen Bulei
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathaniel Boyd ... American Embassy Translator
Chun Du
Zhong Lü ... Zhang Fang's mother
Zhenyu Qiao ... Secretary Han
Alec Su ... T. V. Soong (aka Soong Tse-ven)
Jiahui Yang ... Orphan girl

Alfred Hsing ... Refugee (uncredited)

Directed by
Xiaogang Feng 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Zhenyun Liu  novel
Zhenyun Liu 

Produced by
Chen'an .... co-executive producer
Kuo-fu Chen .... executive producer
Chengsheng Gao .... co-executive producer
Sanping Han .... producer
Xiaoli Han .... co-producer
Lorraine Ho .... co-executive producer
Xiaofeng Hu .... executive producer
Xiaofeng Hu .... line producer
Xiang Huang .... co-executive producer
Peter Lam .... producer
Stephen Lam .... co-producer
Shirley Lau .... co-producer
Nga-Bok Lee .... co-executive producer (as Yabo Li)
Chaoyang Li .... co-producer
Guangquan Liu .... producer
Wanli Liu .... co-producer
Zhengwei Ni .... co-producer
Yue Ren .... co-executive producer
Dai Song .... producer
Yiyang Wang .... producer
Zhongjun Wang .... producer
Zhonglei Wang .... executive producer
Bernard Yang .... associate producer
Wenhong Yang .... co-executive producer
Albert Yeung .... producer
Xia Yue .... co-executive producer
Dajun Zhang .... co-executive producer
Huali Zhang .... co-executive producer
Qiang Zhang .... co-executive producer
Yu Zhang .... co-producer
Duojia Zhao .... co-executive producer
Hai Cheng Zhao .... co-executive producer
Hongmei Zhao .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jiping Zhao 
 
Cinematography by
Yue Lü 
 
Costume Design by
Timmy Yip 
 
Production Management
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager (IMAX Version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elisa Jiang .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Paul Hammond .... adr mixer
Erica Kram .... adr coordinator
Jiang Wu .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Remi Epron .... aerial pilot & technician
 
Other crew
Alfred Hsing .... assistant: Adrien Brody
Alfred Hsing .... assistant: Tim Robbins
Elisa Jiang .... post-production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yi jiu si er" - China (original title)
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Runtime:
145 min
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Official submission of China to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category.See more »
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41 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
a must see Chinese movie, 4 December 2012
Author: kevin yu from Australia

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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