Lest you think it’s just Hollywood trying to make inroads into China’s massive moviegoing public, you’d be wrong. China is doing its fair share of trying to get more International with its films. You might recall last year’s “The Flowers of War”, about a very Chinese storyline starring Christian Bale. This year brings us “Back 1942″, starring not one, but two Hollywood familiar faces in Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. So what’s it all about? Famine, death, war, and Government corruption. Basically, the feel-good movie of the year. Well not quite. Check out the U.S. trailer. I especially enjoy reading the English translations of Adrien Brody’s English dialogue. I do believe they added in some extra, er, value to his translation.
In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated by locusts, windstorms, earthquakes, epidemic disease and the corruption of the ruling Kuomintang government.
Starring Xu Fan, Zhang Guoli, Adrien Brody, Chen Daoming, Zhang Mo, Tim Robbins, Zhang Hanyu, and directed by Feng Xiaogang.
China Lion Film has the movie set for limited release in major North American metro areas of Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Vancouver on November 30th, before opening it wider in Chicago and Seattle on December 7th.
Via : Apple