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Beginning of the Great Revival

 

aka: The Founding of a Party
China 2011, 140 minutes
Dir. Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Epic, History

Topics: Period - 1910s, Period 1920s, Politics.

 

Aroview: In the tradition of unashamedly jingoistic cinema comes this state-sanctioned celebration of ninety years of Chinese Communist Party rule.

A historical pageant with extraordinary production values and almost the definitive Chinese cast, it's inevitably marred by its incessant calls to patriotism and some decidedly leaden dialogue.

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