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Xin hai ge ming (2011)

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A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Huang Xing
... Sun Yat-sen
... Xu Zonghan (as Bingbing Lee)
Chun Sun ... Yuan Shikai
... Empress Longyu
... Li Yuanhong
... Zhang Zhenwu
... Lin Juemin
... Qiu Jin
Shaoqun Yu ... Wang Jingwei
... Xiong Bingkun (as Dennis To)
... Situ Meitang (as Zhizhong Huang)
Ting Mei ... Chen Yiying
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duobujie ... Feng Guozhang (as Duobuji)
... John Newell Jordan
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A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.

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Fall of the Last Empire


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Rated R for war violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 September 2011 (China)  »

Also Known As:

1911  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,850, 9 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$127,437, 23 October 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,914,300, 10 February 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie Chan's 100th movie. See more »

Goofs

When the revolutionary leader is on the ocean liner heading for China, the lifeboats on deck are too modern: they are painted bright orange and have built-in engines (note the propellers). The movie is set in 1911, so none of these characteristics would be present. Lifeboats of that era were rowboats, usually painted white. See more »

Quotes

Sun Yat-Sen: The goal of revolution isn't death, but to change fate. Young people are sacrificing themselves for the revolution, so that the living can lead better lives.
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Average at best.
17 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed certain parts of this film with some superb performances from the main cast. But for the most part it was distinctly average verging on boring, mainly let down by the poor editing (although Singaporean censors may be partly to blame for that) and some laughable acting and scripting, A good example of the latter is the cringeworthy English dialogue for the character of Homer Lea, which is played by (what seems to be) an inexperienced Western actor. Maybe it's the script's fault, but he's the Jar Jar Binks of this production. Fortunately his scenes are very limited in number, but the film could have done without them altogether and be better for it.

All in all, I learned a little Chinese history. I just wish it was more entertaining.


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