The Beginning of a Great Revival2011
The Beginning of a Great Revival (2011)
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as Mao Tse-tung
as Yuan Shikai
as Yang Kaihui
as Chiang Kai-Shek
as Chen Duxiu
as Zhou Enlai
as Cai E
as Duan Chi-Jui
as Hu Shi
as Luo Jialun
as Liang Qichao
as Wang Huiwu
as Soong Chingling
as Xiao Fengxian
as Lin Sen
Critic Reviews for The Beginning of a Great Revival
"Revival" is a proud statement by an ascendant society. But it demonstrates that mainstream Chinese cinema can be as guilty of self-indulgent overstatement as anything out of the West.
The highly-charged crowd scenes in which dissidents clash with authorities are staged with visual flair, conveying an exhilarating sense of self-empowerment which is the essence of revolution.
"Great Revival" is in many ways the very definition of propaganda - it even ends with an image of a waving flag - but "Revival" is too harmlessly flabby to be taken quite that seriously.
Perhaps the translation is at fault here, but why does the dialogue consistently do so little to flesh out the characters?
Audience Reviews for The Beginning of a Great Revival
Boasting quite the big name cast in East Asian cinema is about the only thing great about "The Beginning of a Great Revival". Even though the content and message is blatant propaganda, this film will be of interest to huge history buffs that know their stuff. It quickly moves through historic events leading up to the founding of the Chinese Communist party, flashing names of important figures as they come and go on-screen, so if you have no background on the topic, it will be confusing.
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