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Back to 1942

Release Date: November 30th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|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.

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Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: China Lion Film Distribution

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  • 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

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

  • 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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