Yi jiu si er (2012) - News Poster



Back To 1942: Review

Director: Feng Xiaogang. Review: Stan Glick. Back to 1942 (Yi jiu si er), an epic film about a terrible famine that struck China’s Henan province during World War II, will begin its North American theatrical release on Friday, November 30th, 2012 in seven markets: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Washington, D.C., Toronto and Vancouver. The film, which has a 146 minute running time, will be shown in its international version, in Mandarin with English and traditional Chinese subtitles. The famine began in 1942 and lasted until the spring of 1944. Its primary cause was a severe drought, but the situation was made worse by, among other things, locusts, the ongoing war between Japan and China, and the incompetence if not outright corruption of the ruling Kuomintang government. More than 10 million fled the province and approximately 3 million people died. While telling the overall story, the film focuses on two families from Henan,
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