Following in the recent steps of Christian Bale and his lead part in Chinese war epic The Flowers of War, Hollywood stars Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins have gone and done the same. The duo play an American journalist and Catholic priest, respectively, in the drama that that follows a famine that occurred during World War II.
Directed by Feng Xiaogang, whose last film Aftershock was one of the highest grossesers ever in the native country, we’ve got the first few stills and the first English-subtitled trailer today. It definitely has an amazing scope with its action scenes, not unlike the Bale-led war epic, but unfortunately that one didn’t resonate at all with US audiences. Hopefully things translate better for this one here in the US and one can see the trailer below.
Back to 1942 arrives in China this November with no US distribution yet.
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]
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