Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    13 / 1 ℃  City Forecast

English>>Life & Culture

Back to 1942 (2)

(CRI Online)

14:26, December 11, 2012

The lack of artistic pizzazz notwithstanding, Feng's movie does carry ample ideological significance. First of all, "Back to 1942" addresses a special period in modern Chinese history but manages to exclude the presence of the ruling party, a practice rather unfamiliar in the Chinese custom of moviemaking. Unlike previous movies set in the same time frame, Feng's new product does not blame the tragedy solely on Kuomintang, portraying its party chief as a helpless ruler barely able to command his subordinates due to a complication in domestic and international issues.

In essence, "Back to 1942" is both an accusation and a wish. The accusation is on the Kuomintang government as well as on the Chinese people in general who failed to alleviate the disaster. But to some extent, it is also a warning for the current ruling party to prevent similar circumstances from happening again, circumstances that force humans to abandon all compassion.

The film features 19 major characters from humble refugees to foreign journalist and government leaders, some of which are not absolutely necessary. Nonetheless this sizeable lineup paints an effective panorama of a disaster-stricken China and provokes ideas and emotions from the audience.

On my scale from one to ten, "Back to 1942" gets a seven.

【1】 【2】

We recommend:

Cute! Top 10 child stars in China

Face to face with Miss World 2012

Chinese ancient beauties behind veils

Flower-like Chinese actresses

25 actresses in soldier costume

Top 10 Chinese basketball babes

Classic and glamorous! Actresses' screen images

Five things not to do when getting up at night

Seductive! Sexy perfume ads


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. China's WZ-10 armed copters in training

  2. PLA recruits to join army units

  3. Unforgettable moments you cannot miss

  4. Fantastic undersea world in Indonesia

  5. Cumquat market in S China's Guangxi

  6. Skyscraper Shanghai Tower

  7. 2013's holiday dates cause upset for some

  8. The Most Inspiring Sports Photos Of 2012

Most Popular


  1. Translation industry needs legislation and regulation
  2. Mo mania's impact on Chinese writing
  3. Turning point in China's economy growth at hand
  4. Long way for CNOOC after Nexen takeover approval
  5. More translations needed for Chinese literature
  6. Commentary: Western powers should drop bias
  7. Stock market needs regulation, not promotion
  8. BRICS economies are not fading
  9. Debate over gaokao policy heats up
  10. A survey on lunch in Beijing's primary schools

What’s happening in China

Cumquat market in S China's Guangxi

  1. 'Smiling rainbow' brightens city sky
  2. China to protect 1,000 minority villages
  3. Building catches fire in Shanghai's Pudong
  4. Computerized welfare lottery sales hit 100 bln RMB
  5. Foreigners asked to retrace Long March