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.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Looks good... those strings sounds terrible though.
BBR on Sep 12, 2012
truong18 on Sep 12, 2012
Does mainland China produce movies that aren't always historical and showing how oppressed its people were - especially by the Japanese and the British?
Mithun Divakaran on Sep 12, 2012
I spent time in China, and they still do not like the Japanese. I went to some university talent shows and every comedy act made fun of the Japanese.
DAVIDPD on Sep 12, 2012
I guess when you live that close to people who nearly wiped you out old wounds heal very very slow.
Gordon Gartrell on Sep 12, 2012
I THINK CHINESE BUYING HOLLYWOOD
Gantulga Mercury on Sep 12, 2012
At least it's not about Jews for a change. Used to love war movies a young man, but these days it's just another intake of misery we don't need.
Carpola on Sep 12, 2012
Adrien Brody So Much Potential / Bad Luck Occasional
Ehsan Davodi on Sep 13, 2012
Check the history on wiki, most parts are based on the truth.
AD on Oct 21, 2012
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