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2 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
The fortunes of a well-off Chinese landlord (Zhang Guoli) fall to ruin, as a devastating famine holds the country in its grip in 1942.

Cast: Zhang Guoli , Tim Robbins , Adrien Brody , Xu Fan , Fiona Wang , Chen Daoming , Li Xuejian , Fan Wei

Director: Feng Xiaogang

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: China Lion Film Distribution

Back to 1942 (2012)

Release Date: November 30th, 2012|2 hr. 26 min.

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  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    There is surprisingly little emotional resonance with the well-drawn and acted characters, making it a tiring two and a half hour trek for filmgoers who don't have a stake in the history it recounts. show more

  • 63
    Washington Post

    It's a grim tale, and Back to 1942 doesn't pretend otherwise. show more

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    Slant Magazine

    In painting a large-scale tableaux of the Henan disaster, Feng Xiaogang has inevitably been forced to sacrifice the specificity and focus on individual characterization that are generally so important for allowing the viewer a point of entry into such an important piece of history. show more

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