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The Founding of a Republic (2009)

Jian guo da ye (original title)
Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guoqiang Tang Guoqiang Tang ... Mao Zedong
Guoli Zhang ... Chiang Kai-shek
Qing Xu ... Soong Ching-ling
Jin Liu Jin Liu ... Zhou Enlai
Kun Chen ... Chiang Ching-kuo
Wufu Wang Wufu Wang ... Zhu De
Xueqi Wang ... Li Zongren
Sha Liu Sha Liu ... Liu Shaoqi
Bing Wang Bing Wang ... Zhang Lan
Vivian Wu ... Soong May-ling
Wei Zhao ... Member of CPPCC
Zongdi Xiu Zongdi Xiu ... Fu Zuoyi
Donnie Yen ... Tian Han
Yiwei Liu Yiwei Liu ... Li Huang
Jun Hu ... Gu Zhutong
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Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fundação de uma República See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was made to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party founding of China. This movie boasts the most number of China's movie stars in one movie. Many of the top stars were invited to star as leads, supporting characters, or just cameo in the movie, reportedly including some of the top Chinese stars like Jackie Chan and Jet Li, who only have one shot or one line in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Li Ji-chen: I heard you intend to resign. Even if you were to resign, at least wait till after the capitulation ceremony in Nanjing. You helped defeat the Japanese. The ceremony can't do without a national hero like you.
Chen Shaokuan: If I don't resign, very soon I'll be blamed for the civil war. We fought against the country's enemy for 8 years. We've struggled, we've fought all, nothing more need be said. And now that we've won, we're still warring. Against whom ? Chinese people fighting Chinese people... this kind of...
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For entertainment. And IS NOT propaganda.
21 June 2018 | by chong-li-99See all my reviews

People must see this movie this movie as an entertainment, opportunity to see something produced in other country with not conventional story. Some people says its propaganda and judges by their political views, but these same people dont say the same when its US movies like Black Hawk Down, Saving Private Ryan, Chuck Norris and Stallone movies about Vietnam War/Soviets and etc. Those movies arent propaganda??????? Also US movies dont talk about their attrocities commited in those movies, because no country talks bad about yourself. If you expect that dont even watch the movie.

The movie objective is to talk about the foundation of PRC and the film does well, have great actors, its good in their proposal. If you want to see costumes, behaviour of that times see the movie.


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