Founding of a Republic - China Story, The  (2009)

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Starring: Tang Guo Qiang, Guoli Zhang, Co Co
Director:San-Ping Hon, Jianxin Huang, Kaige Chen, Peter Chan
Genre:History, Drama

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About Founding of a Republic - China Story, The
The Founding of a Republic is a historical film released on September 17, 2009 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party's rise to power, and the founding of the People's Republic of China; the film was commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the China Film Group (CFG) to mark the anniversary. The film was directed by Huang Jianxin and China Film Group head Han Sanping.

Although the film premiered on September 17th, 2009 in People's Republic of China, it has yet to be heard of in Taiwan. While the government has asserted that it has no plans to actively censor the film, it will not be released until next year at earliest because of the quota for 10 mainland films has already been fulfilled.

The film retells the tale of the Communist ascendancy and triumph, and has a star-studded cast including Andy Lau, Ge You, Hu Jun, Leon Lai, Zhang Ziyi, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and directors Jiang Wen, Chen Kaige and John Woo, many of whom make cameo appearances so brief they could be easily missed; the leading roles such as that of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong are played by actors equally renowned within China but less well-known internationally. A CFG spokesman said many stars answered Han Sanping's call to appear in the film, and waived their fee.