Back to 1942

TitleBack to 1942
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFeng, Xiaogang
Running Time145 min
Date Released11/2012
DistributorChina Lion Film Distribution
Publication Languagemandarin, english

A famine in the Henan province reveals the moral and political failings of the Nationalist Government of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. A once wealthy landlord slowly loses his family and status as they escape the famine, an American missionary loses his faith in God, and an American journalist writes an expose that forces the government to address the problem.


Zhang Guoli

Zhang Hanyu

Fan Wei

Feng Yuanzheng

Xu Fan

Tim Robbins

Adrien Brody


Directed by Feng Xiaogang

Produced by Wang Zhongjun, Han Sanping, Liu Guangquan, Albert Yeung, Peter Lam, Song Dai, Wang Tongyuan, Zhang Suzhou, Ouyang Changlin, Qiu Xin, Wang Xiaodong, and Wang Yiyang

Written by Liu Zhenyun

Music by Zhao Jiping

Cinematography by  Lü Yue

Edited by Xiao Yang



Alternate TitleYi jiu si er
Original Publication一九四二
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