A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Founding of a Republic .................

Last year during the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of China’s Communist revolution, a star-studded movie call the founding of a republic was released.

I have been wanting to see this movie for a while, and i finally got the chance to see it over the the weekend.
I must say i was really surprise because i thought this was going to be one massive propaganda film but it really turn out to be an ok film.

Tang Guoqiang as communist leader Mao Zedong

Zhang Guoli as Chiang Kai-shek

The film made by the state-run China Film Group, and stars over 100 of the country’s best-known actors, including Hong Kong king-fu heros Jackie Chan and Jet Li, as well as Crouching Tiger actress Zhang Ziyi, tells the story Communist Party’s rise to power from the end of the anti-Japanese War in 1945 through a series of bloody battles with Chiang Kai–shek’s nationalist forces, culminating in the founding of the People’s Republic on the 1st of October, 1949.

Here is the movie trailer...........

Chinese mainland veteran actor Tang Guoqiang, who has played Mao Zedong in films and TV dramas several times before, is cast once again as the historic leader. Zhang Guoli plays Mao's political rival Chiang Kai-shek, former leader of the Kuomintang (or Chinese Nationalist Party).

I thought the acting and the movie over all was great, the actors who played both Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong really did look like them, that was really cool,but wither the story was the way it all happen is another story.......

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