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Jian guo da ye (2009)

Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guoqiang Tang Guoqiang Tang ... Mao Zedong
Guoli Zhang ... Chiang Kai-shek
Qing Xu ... Soong Ching-ling
Jin Liu Jin Liu ... Zhou Enlai
Kun Chen ... Chiang Ching-kuo
Wufu Wang Wufu Wang ... Zhu De
Xueqi Wang ... Li Zongren
Sha Liu Sha Liu ... Liu Shaoqi
Bing Wang Bing Wang ... Zhang Lan
Vivian Wu ... Soong May-ling
Wei Zhao ... Member of CPPCC
Zongdi Xiu Zongdi Xiu ... Fu Zuoyi
Donnie Yen ... Tian Han
Yiwei Liu Yiwei Liu ... Li Huang
Jun Hu ... Gu Zhutong
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Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fundação de uma República See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the initial announcement of the movie, GuoLi Zhang went to the producers, offering to perform the role of Chiang Kai-Shek, for free. Shortly thereafter, all of the top movie stars of China did the same thing, and offered to play roles for only a few seconds on-screen, free of charge. Eventually, it was concluded by fans that this movie was a measure of the success or level of profession of movie stars in China. See more »

Quotes

Li Ji-chen: I heard you intend to resign. Even if you were to resign, at least wait till after the capitulation ceremony in Nanjing. You helped defeat the Japanese. The ceremony can't do without a national hero like you.
Chen Shaokuan: If I don't resign, very soon I'll be blamed for the civil war. We fought against the country's enemy for 8 years. We've struggled, we've fought all, nothing more need be said. And now that we've won, we're still warring. Against whom ? Chinese people fighting Chinese people... this kind of...
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pretty cool
26 November 2009 | by kangshifuSee all my reviews

i think if someone is to watch a movie, they should enjoy it. i mean you paid for it might as well. and not bring up your own opinion about the country you live in. a government cant make EVERYONE happy and for china to rise so high in this world means its doing things right. like the guy above. this is a movie review, not your personal preference of what your prefect government should be. as i am Chinese i am proud to see what my own country has become and was very excited to see this movie. i have seen a lot of china vs. taiwan films and TV series. and i've got to say this was one of the best ones i have seen. and i clearly don't think china needs to make more propaganda film to make people like them. and to be Chinese and not understand the culture...that person should be very ashamed of himself . ^


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