My People, My Country
|My People, My Country|
|Mandarin||Wǒ hé Wǒ dě Zǔguó|
|Directed by||Chen Kaige|
|Produced by||Huang Jianxin|
|Distributed by||Huaxia Film Distribution|
My People, My Country (Chinese: 我和我的祖国) is a 2019 Chinese seven-part anthology drama film, consisting of seven segments directed by seven directors, Chen Kaige, Zhang Yibai, Guan Hu, Xue Xiaolu, Xu Zheng, Ning Hao, and Wen Muye. It stars many of China's top actors, many in supporting roles and cameos. My People, My Country is produced jointly by Huaxia Film Distribution, Polybona Films and Alibaba Pictures. The film was released in China on September 30, 2019, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
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The opening segment by director Guan Hu, The Eve (前夜), is about an engineer, Lin Zhiyuan (played by Huang Bo), racing against time to perfect an automatic flag-raising mechanism before the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949.
The third story The Champion (夺冠), directed by Xu Zheng, is about how a little Shanghai lad named Dong Dong (played by Han Haolin) helped his neighbors watch TV for the China women's national volleyball team's Olympic gold medal win in 1984.
The fourth story Going Home (回归), directed by Xue Xiaolu, is about a Chinese executive delegation and local policemen preparing for the return of Hong Kong from British rule to China in 1997. The 12-second silence between the British and Chinese anthems during the Hong Kong handover ceremony is also reflected in this part.
The fifth story Hello Beijing (北京你好), directed by Ning Hao, is about a taxi driver who gives a ticket to the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics to a boy from the Sichuan earthquake zone though it was intended to be a birthday gift to his aloof son.
The Guiding Star
The sixth story The Guiding Star (白昼流星), directed by Chen Kaige, is about a pair of homeless brothers who witness the landing of the capsule of the Shenzhou 11 manned spacecraft on November 18, 2016, a moment of national pride that touched them.
One for All
One for All (护航), directed by Wen Muye, follows the story of a top female fighter jet pilot Lü Xiaoran who helps her fellow pilots accomplish a smooth aerial performance at the Military Parade of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Second Sino-Japanese War in 2015.
- Huang Bo as Lin Zhiyuan
- Oho Ou
- Wang Qianyuan
- Liang Jing
- Jiang Wu
- Hu Jun
- Tong Dawei
- Vision Wei
- Xin Baiqing
- Geng Le
- Wang Tianchen
Passing by (directed by Zhang Yibai)
- Zhang Yi as Gao Yuan
- Ren Suxi as Fang Min
- Zhang Jiayi as Group Leader
- Zhou Dongyu as Nurse
- Peng Yuchang
- Luo Haiqiong
- Guo Cheng
- Zhou Yiran
The Champion (directed by Xu Zheng)
- Wu Jing as Xu Dongdong (adult)
- Ma Yili as Zhao Qimei (adult)
- Han Haolin as Xu Dongdong (child)
- Fan Yujie as Zhao Qimei (child)
- Liu Tao as Mei's mother
- Xu Zheng as television anchor
- Wang Zhifei
- Shao Wen
- Zhang Zhihua
- Duan Bowen as Table Tennis Coach
Going Home (directed by Xue Xiaolu)
- Du Jiang as Zhu Tao
- Zhu Yilong as Song Yueqiang
- Wang Daotie as Wang Yinghui
- Wang Luoyong as An Wenbin
- Kara Wai as Lin
- Simon Yam as Wah
- Gao Yalin as Cheng Zhiqiang
- Gregory Charles Rivers
- Natasha Dratinskaia Christiansen as Maureen
- Kwok Keung Cheung
- Ge You as Zhang Beijing
- Cheng Yusen as Zhang Xiaojing
- Gong Beibi as Yuan Rong
- Wang Dong as Boy from Wenchuan
- Ma Shuliang as Taxi Company Leader
The Guiding Star (directed by Chen Kaige)
One for All (directed by Wen Muye)
|1.||"My People, My Country (我和我的祖国)" (Opening theme)||Zhang Li||Qin Yongcheng||Faye Wong|
On March 20, 2019, the producers announced that the film was slated for release on October 1, 2019, during the National Day. On September 6, 2019, it was announced that the film has been advanced to September 30, 2019.
My People, My Country grossed about 369 million yuan (51.62 million U.S. dollars) on its second day of screening. It grossed one billion yuan in three days. The film earned more than 2 billion yuan on its opening weekend.
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