Back To 1942

Back To 1942

Drama

In 1942, China’s war against the Japanese has reached a strategic stalemate. At the same time, Henan province was in the throes of a major drought and locust attack. More than 3 million people starved to death. The Landlord and his family, as well as tenant farmer Xialu and his family are two that joined the millions in the mass exodus from the disaster-stricken area. In the face of the calamity, not only does the KMT government ignore pleas of help from the refugees, they force the Henan provincial government to collect food and supplies from its people for military purposes. Theodore H. White, journalist for the American publication Time Magazine, risks his life to conduct an in-depth investigation of the disaster-stricken area, and finally succeeds in demanding the government to open up its food stores to help the refugees. However, ravaged by both natural and man-made disasters, countless families have been torn asunder.

Cast

ZHANG Guo-li
ZHANG Hanyu
XU Fan
FENG Yuan-zheng
CHEN Daoming

Crew

Director FENG Xiao-gang

Awards & Nominations

The 7th Rome Film Festival 2012

  • Won
    The Golden Butterfly Prize Agiscuola
  • Won
    AIC Award for the Best Cinematography
    Lu Yue

The 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards 2013

  • Won
    Best Film From Mainland And Taiwan

The 22nd Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival 2013

  • Nominated
    Best Film
  • Won
    Special Jury Prize
  • Nominated
    Best Director
    Feng Xiaogang
  • Won
    Best Actor
    Zhang Guoli
  • Won
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Liu Zhenyun
  • Won
    Best Sound Recording
    Wu Jiang
  • Nominated
    Best Art Direction
    Shi Haiying
  • Won
    Best Cinematography
    Lu Yue
  • Nominated
    Best Music
    Zhao Jiping

The 15th China Film Hua Biao Award 2013

  • Won
    Outstanding Film
  • Won
    Outstanding Director
    Feng Xiaogang
  • Won
    Outstanding Adapted Screenplay
    Liu Zhenyun
  • Won
    Outstanding Cinematograhpy
    Lu Yue
  • Won
    Outstanding Technical Achievement

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