Back to 1942

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/2013
  • UPC: 812491014080
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Source: Well Go Usa
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Time: 2:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,756

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zhang Guoli Landlord Fan
Adrien Brody Theodore E. White
Zhang Mo Shuanzhu
Fiona Wang Xingxing
Xu Fan Huazhi
Zhang Hanyu Reverend Simeone
Tim Robbins Father Thomas Morgan
Chen Daoming Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek
Li Xuejian Li Peiji
Fan Wei Old Ma
Feng Yuanzheng Xialu, Fan's Tenant
Li Qian Fan's
Zhang Shaohu Xialu's Mother
Zhao Yi Fan Keqin
Yao Jingyi
Peng Jiale
Yuan Huifang
Wang Ziwen
Zhang Shu
Tian Xiaojie
Ke Lan
Zhang Guoqiang
Yi Zhen
Zhang Chen Guang
Lin Yongjian
Duan Yihong
Technical Credits
Feng Xiaogang Director
Ouyang Changlin Producer
Li Chaoyang Co-producer
Song Dai Producer
Liu Guangquan Producer
Shi Haiying Production Designer
Wu Jiang Sound/Sound Designer
Zhao Jiping Score Composer
Chen Kuo-fu Producer
Chen Kuofu Executive Producer
Peter Lam Producer
Stephen C. Lam Co-producer
Shirley Lau Co-producer
Sun Li Art Director
Han Sanping Producer
Zhang Suzhou Producer
Wang Tongyuan Producer
Wang Xiaodong Producer
Hu Xiaofeng Executive Producer
Han Xiaoli Co-producer
Qui Xin Producer
Xiao Yang Editor
Bernard Yang Associate Producer
Albert Yeung Producer
Tim Yip Costumes/Costume Designer
Wang Yiyang Producer
Zhang Yu Co-producer
Lu Yue Cinematographer
Ni Zhengwei Co-producer
Liu Zhenyun Screenwriter
Wang Zhongjun Executive Producer, Producer
Wang Zhonglei Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Back to 1942
1. Bandits are Coming!
2. Fight!
3. Out of the Way!
4. But Still Richer Than Us!
5. Dismissed!
6. I'll Kill Her Myself!
7. Three! Two! One! Launch!
8. Kill It. Cook It. Eat It.
9. Get Down!
10. A Heartless Dictator.
11. Farewell!
12. Sell Me.
13. Don't Lose It.
14. Execute!
15. I Lost My Pinwheel!
16. Is He a Soldier?
17. There's Hope for Shaanxi...
18. End Credits
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Back to 1942
   Play Feature
   Scene Selections
   Set Up
      Audio
         Original 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Original 2.0 Stereo
      Subtitles
         English
         Chinese
         Subtitles: Off
   Trailer
   Previews
      Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
      My Way
      1911
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