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Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)

Jian dang wei ye (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 24 June 2011 (USA)
A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

Directors:

Sanping Han (co-director), Jianxin Huang (co-director)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Yuan Shikai
Daniel Wu ... Hu Shi
Bingbing Fan ... Empress Dowager Longyu
John Woo ... Lin Sen
Angelababy ... Xiao Fengxian
Chao Deng ... Chen Yi
Andy Lau ... Cai E
Xun Zhou ... Wang Huiwu
Leehom Wang ... Lo Chia-lun
Kun Chen ... Zhou Enlai
Simon Yam ... Zhang Jian
Yang Yang ... Yang Kaizhi
Tao Liu ... Imperial Consort Jin
Fan Liao ... Zhu De
Boran Jing ... Xie Shaomin
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A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | Japanese | French | Russian | English

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Founding of a Party See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$151,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,041,872
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

String Quartet Op. 64 No. 3 in B flat major
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn
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A quick view of modern Chinese history
3 October 2011 | by d95112See all my reviews

This film starts with the 1911 xinhai revolution and quickly goes over the chaos of the early republic and its trouble with Yuan shi-kai. The May 4th movement is portrayed as the touchstone to the founding of the communist party (certainly a lot of the future leaders of the party started getting involved in politics at this time). This could have been a much longer film covering more in depth coverage of the personalities of this time and still have my interest because of my study of Chinese history. For a general audience this film may have too many characters they know nothing about and find confusing. Even more so if you are not Chinese or a student of this time in history. How many people know about the Japanese occupation of the Shandong peninsula and its impact on Chinese thinking about the west? If you do have some knowledge of the people and time in China during the years covered in this film you will enjoy this movie.


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