Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明

The Founding of a Republic (2009)

Also Known As:
Jian Guo Da Ye

Country: China
Language: Mandarin, English
Release Date: 17 September 2009
Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Drama, History

Directors: Han Sanping, Huang Jianxin

Huang Xiaoming has a guest appearance in this movie as Li Yinqiao.


About

The Founding of a Republic is a 2009 Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film was directed by Huang Jianxin and China Film Group head Han Sanping.

Although the film premiered on September 17, 2009 in mainland China, it has yet to receive publicity in Taiwan. The film was produced with the backing of the Communist Party, but in response to reactions outside Mainland China, Huang Jianxin, the film's co-director, "has said it was unfair to describe The Founding of a Republic as propaganda, since modern Chinese audience were too sophisticated to swallow a simplistic rendering of history." While the Taiwan government has asserted that it has no plans to actively censor the film, it has yet to be released because Taiwan's 2009 annual quota of 10 mainland films was already reached.

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, Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Zhao Wei, 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 are played by actors equally renowned in China, such as Tang Guoqiang and Zhang Guoli, but they are less well-known internationally. A CFG spokesman said many stars answered Han Sanping's call to appear in the film, and waived their fee. Thus, the movie kept to its modest budget of 60–70 million yuan (US$8.8–$10 million). According to the executive at one of China's top multiplex chains, the film unusually marries "the core of an 'ethically inspiring' film with commercial packaging."


Cast:
Tang Guoqiang 
Zhang Guoli  
Xu Qing    
Liu Jin  
Chen Kun  
Wang Wufu   
Wang Xueqi 
Liu Sha    
Wang Bing  
Vivian Wu  
Xiu Zongdi 
Liu Yiwei 
Hu Jun 
Jackie Chan 
Jet Li 
Zhang Ziyi 
John Woo 
Donnie Yen 
Andy Lau 
Zhao Wei 
Chen Kaige 
Liu Ye 
Leon Lai 
Jiang Wen 
Ge You 
Huang Xiaoming 
Chen Daoming 
Chen Hong 
Gong Beibi 
Wang Baoqiang 
Wang Xuebing 
Chen Hao 
Wu Gang 
Tao Zeru 
He Lin 
Guo Degang 
Sun Xing 
Huang Shengyi 
Fan Wei 
You Yong 
Feng Xiaogang 
Miao Pu 
Wang Jian 
Ning Jing 
Feng Gong 
Sun Honglei 
Tong Dawei 
Chow Yun-Fat 
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai 
Liu Hua 
Che Yongli 
Teddy Lin 
Hou Yong 
Xu Fan 
Deng Chao 
Guo Xiaodong 
Fan Bingbing 
Dong Xuan
Li Youbin
Feng Yuanzheng
Ding Zhicheng
Wendy Wang
Chen Shu
Che Xiao
 Mao Zedong
 Chiang Kai-Shek
 Soong Ching-Ling
 Zhou Enlai
 Chiang Ching-Kuo
 Zhu De
 Li Zongren
 Liu Shaoqi
 Zhang Lan
 Soong May-Ling
 Fu Zuoyi
 Li Huang
 Gu Zhutong
 Reporter
 Chen Shaokuan
 Gong Peng
 Liu Wenhui
 Tian Han
 Yu Jishi
 CPPCC member
 Feng Yuxiang
 PLA old soldier
 Cai Tingkai
 Mao Renfeng
 PLA Fourth Division leader
 Li Yinqiao
 Yan Jinwen
 Reporter
 PLA female soldier
 PLA Fourth Division soldier
 PLA Fourth Division soldier
 Fu Dongju
 Wen Yiduo
 Wu Tiecheng
 PLA female soldier
 Cameraman
 Du Yuming
 Broadcaster
 Guo Bencai, Cook
 Bai Chongxi
 Du Yuesheng
 CPPCC member
 Ren Bishi
 CPPCC member
 CPPCC member
 Hu Liwei
 

Movie Trailers:
 

 
 

 
Movie Premiere 2009:
You can see Huang Xiaoming sitting in the audience about 1:30 mins into the clip.