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Yi jiu si er (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $212,475Details
International Box Office $55,075,212Details
Worldwide Box Office $55,287,687
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During the 1942 famine, with his house beset by starving villagers, Landlord Fan attempts to calm the crowd by preparing a feast. However, his house is burned down in the chaos, prompting Fan, his teenage daughter, his servant, and his tenant to embark on a treacherous journey south, struggling for survival as war with Japan looms on the horizon. Along the way, they encounter an American journalist, a judge and a priest who has lost his faith. Each meeting reveals the true depth of the despair that grips the country, but the hardships along the way prompt Fan to make some devastating sacrifices that leave him a broken man.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,101-10,200) 10,107 $212,475
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,446 $55,075,212
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,404 $55,287,687

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 30th, 2012 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution, released as Back to 1942
Video Release: May 14th, 2013 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 151 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, Extreme Weather, War Crimes, Poverty, Famine, Political, Government Corruption
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Huayi Brothers International, Hyayi Brothers Corp.
Production Countries: China


Adrien Brody    Theodore White
Tim Robbins    Father Thomas Megan
Zhang Guoli    Fan
Fiona Wang   
Zhang Mo   
Dan Wei   
Zhang Hanyu   

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Production and Technical Credits

Liu Zhenyun    Screenwriter
Liu Zhenyun    Story Creator
Wang Zhongjun    Producer
Han Sanping    Producer
Liu Guangquan    Producer
Albert Yeung    Producer
Peter Lam    Producer
Song Dai    Producer
Wang Yiyang    Producer
Wang Tongyuan    Producer
Zhang Suzhou    Producer
Ouyang Changlin    Producer
Wang Xiaodong    Producer
Hu Xiaofeng    Executive Producer
Chen Kuo-fu    Executive Producer
Wang Zhonglei    Executive Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/12/07 36 $56,604   18 $3,145   $212,475 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/12/07 43 $56,604   18 $3,145   $212,475 2

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