Back to 1942
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 10
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It catalogs agony without making you feel it.
Rotten: Shifting between individual suffering (performed, not felt) and extended political and business deliberations, the pic displays its budget but not its heart.
Rotten: Director Feng Xiaogang captures the epic scale of the exodus as well as the often-harrowing details, yet emotional connection proves more elusive.
Fresh: "Back to 1942" shows the director's mastery of chaotic spectacle, massed human motion and elegant camera movements.
I never know there is moive in red china.
All the moives in china must follow the CCP's ideas.
Back to no where
No subtitles at all!!!!!!
I have never seen a movie in Mandarin and this movie really held my attention and opened my eyes to a part of WW2 history that I never knew about. I was moved by the characters and the plot was well-written. Very dynamic movie that shows a complete picture of life in famine-ravaged Henan. If you want a deep and compelling viewing experience, watch this film. If you want something silly, pass it up.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2012
- © 2012 Huayi Brothers Media Corporation All Rights Reserved Distributed by Huayi Brothers Media Corporation