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BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL details the historic events surrounding the Chinese Revolution - the period from 1911 to 1921 when Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty and planted the roots of what has become modern-day China's Communist government.
The story charts the beginnings of the country's most influential first-generation leaders, including ambitious warlord Yuan Shikai (Chow Yun-Fat, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), who undertakes an attempt to revive the Chinese monarchy, Tsai Ao (Andy Lau, Infernal Affairs), the pro-Republic governor of Yunnan, Mao Zedong (Liu Ye, Curse of the Golden
Flower) and others.
A "slick and lavish historical epic" (Variety), BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL stars over 150 top actors - including Daoming Chen (Hero, Aftershock) and Angela Yeung Wing (Love in Space) - in one of China's biggest blockbuster films of all time.
This complicated era of Chinese history is hinted at in this story. I sense some extra dramatics that spoils the film a little bit for me. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pat Welsh
I really enjoyed this movie. I like having the chance to see an authentic voice of China, something that actually happened.Published on November 2, 2012 by pauline