Watch: New Trailer Sends Tim Robbins & Adrien Brody 'Back to 1942'
by Ethan Anderton
September 12, 2012
Last year Christian Bale went overseas for the Chinese war drama Flowers of War, and while the film didn't get the US reception it deserved, that hasn't stopped Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins from trying the same thing. Back to 1942, from Aftershock director Feng Xiaogang, is an adaptation of a novel by Liu Zhenyun starring Xu Fan (Aftershock) and Zhang Hanyu (Assembly) with two of Hollywood's famous faces. It's interesting to see Brody head back to World War II after his Oscar winning turn in The Pianist, but this drama is a little different. If it's good, hopefully it'll get some attention in the US. Watch below!
Here's the international trailer for Feng Xiaogang's Back to 1942 via The Film Stage:
Back To 1942 chronicles human drama as a devastating famine struck Henan Province in 1942, a time when China was already at war with and partially occupied by Japan. Based on a novel by Liu Zhenyun, the movie stars Xu Fan (Aftershock) and Zhang Hanyu (Assembly) and features Academy Award winning actors Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins as an American journalist and Catholic priest respectively. Feng Xiaogang directs the film based on Liu Zhenyun novel, but the film doesn't have a US release date yet so stay tuned.