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Back to 1942 (Yi jiu si er)

DFI Cinema

Feng Xiaogang / Feature Narrative / China / 2012 / 145 min / Colour / DCP
In English, Japanese, Mandarin
Interests: Drama
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


  • Fri, Nov 4, 07:30 PM, MIA-A
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A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.

About the Director

Feng Xiaogang is China's most successful film director. In January 2009, he received international attention as the first Chinese filmmaker to exceed one billion yuan at the domestic box office. Feng became popular among Chinese audiences for his unique comedies in the 1990s that explore the dreams and aspirations of regular Chinese people. His representative works include ‘The Dream Factory’, ‘Be There or Be Square’ and ‘Sorry, Baby’. In 2000, at the height of his success, he changed direction with breakthrough divorce drama ‘Sigh’. In the following years, he made the action drama ‘A World Without Thieves’, the ambitious palace intrigue drama ‘The Banquet’, which was based on Shakespeare's ‘Hamlet’, and the epic war drama ‘Assembly’, which demonstrated his ability to direct complicated action scenes as well as powerful melodrama. In 2008, his sophisticated and modern romantic comedy ‘If You Are the One’ broke box-office records to become the most successful Chinese film of all time.


Feng Xiaogang
Liu Zhen-yun
Wang Zhonglei, Chen Kuo-fu
Yang Xiao
Production Designer
Haiying Shi
Executive Producer
Zhongjun Wang
Lü Yue
Zhang Guo-li, Zhang Han-yu, Wei Fan

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