Back To 1942

77
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2012
  • Running time: 145 min
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. read more
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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. Starring Brody, Zhang Guoli, and Tim Robbins, this tragic retelling of events is  based on Liu Zhengyun's bestselling novel Remembering 1942.  Director Feng Xiaogang follows up his blockbuster real-life disaster movie AFTERSHOCK with this unflinching portrayal of one of the darkest times in China's WWII history, resulting in a loss of at least three million people.

Original Release

11/29/2012

Cast

Tim Robbins Bishop Megan
Xu Fan Lao Ma
Daoming Chen Chiang Kai-shek
Guoli Zhang Fan Dianyuan / Master Fan Dianyuan
Mo Zhang Zhang Fang's mother
Adrien Brody Theodore Harold White
Alec Su T. V. Soong (aka Soong Tse-ven)
Alfred Hsing Refugee
Mo Zhang Dong Jiayao
Lu Zhong Zhang Fang's mother
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Xiaogang Feng

Writers

Zhenyun Liu

Cast

Tim Robbins Bishop Megan
Xu Fan Lao Ma
Daoming Chen Chiang Kai-shek
Guoli Zhang Fan Dianyuan / Master Fan Dianyuan
Mo Zhang Zhang Fang's mother
Adrien Brody Theodore Harold White
Alec Su T. V. Soong (aka Soong Tse-ven)
Alfred Hsing Refugee
Mo Zhang Dong Jiayao
Lu Zhong Zhang Fang's mother
Chun Du Jiang Dingwen
Fan Wei Soong May-ling
Hanyu Zhang Brother Sim
Jingyi Yao Lingdang
Jiale Peng Liubao
Qian Li Master Fan's Daughter-in-Law (as Li Qian)
Huifang Yuan Master Fan's Wife
Yi Zhao Master Fan's Son
Xiaojie Tian Officer
Guoqiang Zhang Guo Jiquao

Producers

Xiaofeng Hu Executive Producer
Kuo-Fu Chen Executive Producer
Chen'an Executive Producer
Chengsheng Gao Executive Producer
Lorraine Ho Executive Producer
Xiang Huang Executive Producer
Albert Lee Executive Producer
Yue Ren Executive Producer
Zhonglei Wang Executive Producer
Wenhong Yang Executive Producer
Xia Yue Executive Producer
Dajun Zhang Executive Producer
Huali Zhang Executive Producer
Qiang Zhang Executive Producer
Duojia Zhao Executive Producer
Haicheng Zhao Executive Producer
Hongmei Zhao Executive Producer
Peter Lam Producer
Dai Song Producer
Yiyang Wang Producer
Zhongjun Wang Producer
Albert Yeung Producer
Sanping Han Producer
Xiaoli Han Producer
Stephen Lam Producer
Shirley Lau Producer
Chaoyang Li Producer
Guangquan Liu Producer
Wanli Liu Producer
Zhengwei Ni Producer
Bernard Yang Producer
Yu Zhang Producer
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