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Back to 1942 (2012)

Back to 1942

Overview


Genre

Drama, War

Release Date

November 30, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

146 min.

Production Budget

$33 millions

Studio

China Lion Film Distribution

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Feng Xiaogang

Producer

Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, Chen Kuo-fu

Screenwriter

Liu Zhenyun

Starring

Story


The Henan province disaster was one of the darkest moments in 20th-century Chinese history - a humanitarian crisis first sparked by drought, then compounded by a combination of windstorms, government corruption, and a war with Japan.

In the midst of the devastation, an American journalist (Adrian Brody) searches for answers, and slowly comes to understand that there may be a greater connection between these tragedies and his political theories than he once thought.

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Poster of China Lion Film Distribution's Back to 1942 (2012)
Poster of China Lion Film Distribution's Back to 1942 (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..weighted down by an unwieldy structure and too many storylines and with a message aimed at appeasing Beijing rather than its audience, Back to 1942 is a flawed depiction of a historical tragedy..”
by Bruce DeMara [Toronto Star]
“..the pic displays its budget but not its heart..”
by Jay Weissberg [Variety]
“..highly uneven film excels at dramatic set pieces, but stumbles in the sections that link them together..”
by James Spillane [Slant Magazine]