Back to 1942 [DVD] [2012]

  • SKU: 8812114
  • Release Date: 05/14/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Back to 1942
A North Henan landlord in China embarks on a pilgrimage to Shaanxi province during the 1942 famine, struggling to survive as war with Japan looms on the horizon. His house beset by starving villagers, Landlord Fan (Zhang Guoli) endeavors to calm the crowd by preparing a feast. But his house is burned down in the chaos, prompting Fan, his teenage daughter Xingxing (Fiona Wang), his servant Shuanzhu (Zhang Mo), and his tenant Huazhi (Xu Fan) to embark on a treacherous journey south. Along the way, encounters with an American journalist (Adrien Brody), and a priest (Zhang Hanyu) who has lost his faith reveal the true depth of the despair that grips the country. All of these hardships prompt Fan to make some devastating sacrifices that leave him a broken man. Meanwhile, the Japanese government attempts to turn the Chinese people away from their government by offering them sustenance, while the Chinese government finds themselves forced to choose between feeding their troops or the masses. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Zhang Guoli
    Zhang Guoli - Landlord Fan
  • Adrien Brody
    Adrien Brody - Theodore E. White
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    Fiona Wang - Xingxing
  • Tim Robbins
    Tim Robbins - Father Thomas Morgan
  • Chen Daoming
    Chen Daoming - Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek

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would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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    Although the language is Chinese, it is easy to read the English subtitles. You don't have to rush through them as they appear long enough. Taking place during one of China's worst nightmares, it is a story of war's destruction and famine. The refugees are from all walks of life and status. Wait until you see the ending.

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