BACK TO 1942
Back to 1942
An army stands ready with lit torches in BACK TO 1942
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BACK TO 1942


The Henan province disaster was one of the darkest moments in 20th-century Chinese history – a humanitarian crisis first sparked by drought, then compounded by a combination of windstorms, government corruption, and a war with Japan.

In the midst of the devastation, an American journalist (Adrian Brody) searches for answers, and slowly comes to understand that there may be a greater connection between these tragedies and his political theories than he once thought.

Starring Brody, Zhang Guoli, and Tim Robbins, this tragic retelling of events is  based on Liu Zhengyun's bestselling novel Remembering 1942.  Director Feng Xiaogang follows up his blockbuster real-life disaster movie AFTERSHOCK with this unflinching portrayal of one of the darkest times in China's WWII history, resulting in a loss of at least three million people.

Feng Xiaogang

Adrien Brody

Tim Robbins

Zhang Guoli

Chen Daoming

Xu Fan

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