Aftershock

Aftershock

Tangshan da di zhen

DVD - 2011 | Chinese
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Follows a family who became victims in the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. The father, Fang Daqiang, was crushed dead while trying to rescue his twin children, Fang Deng and Fang Da, who were trapped in the house. Unable to save both kids, the mother, Li Yuanni, is forced to sacrifice Fang Deng for her feeble younger brother Fang Da, a decision that proved agonizing for the entire family. Though left behind as dead, the little girl miraculously survives, unbeknownst to her family.

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Annieoywong
Jan 25, 2017

An outstanding movie about the Tangshan Earthquake in China in 1976 and 240,000 people died. The father of one family was killed by the falling debris when he tried to save his twin kids trapped in the house. The mother had to make a fast decision - which child to rescue ? For by saving one the other would be crushed .
It is a sad but heart-warming movie that well worth watching !

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singidunum_25
Jan 16, 2017

Based on true events, with a remarkable story, this movie is not to be missed!

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Britty346
Apr 11, 2016

Wow, this movie from the beginning brought tears to my eyes! I've never heard of this tragic event so going through this film I was confronted with the realization that what this family was going through that was followed in the movie that so many people have probably gone through the heart ache and sorrow. There was so much raw emotion that by the end of the film I sat on my couch crying and reflecting on all the lives lost. The acting in this film is outstanding and people should watch this film not just for the excellent acting but to know what so many families have/are/will go through in such catastrophic earthquakes.

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ms_mustard
Dec 08, 2015

I was expecting a docu-drama, not a melo-drama with lots of CGI.
very hollywood-ish.

the circumstances and the losses of the earthquake were heartwrenching, but this movie did not ring with true emotion for me.

I usually agree with Rotten Tomatoes, but not this time.

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PeterRLD
Sep 08, 2015

The movie starts out with a truly amazing depiction of the earthquake. Then you get to the Sophie's Choice moment - the mother has to chose which twin to save, while the kids themselves can listen into the discussion. Heart-rending!

After that, you see the two kids being brought up, one by the mother and the other by loving foster-parents. Here the movie runs out of steam - the kids have their troubles, but I found myself much less engaged.

Finally, after what seems way too long comes the Hollywood-style ending. The ending is moving and finally resolves the bad feelings from the earthquake.

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ocgenapo
May 06, 2015

I'M A MAN!!!!
But it made me shed a tear. Good movie!

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akirakato
May 05, 2015

This is a 2010 Chinese disaster-drama directed by Feng Xiaogang.
Although it is about the disaster, it is actually human drama in its deepest sense.
It is a heart-wrenching, engaging, and profoundly moving yet heart-warming-at-the-end story.

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BlueMoonGirl
Jun 08, 2013

Heartbreakingly, bittersweet tale spans decades. This is about a family separated by tragedy. Excellent movie.

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geomillar
Oct 28, 2012

Here is a powerful tribute to the 1967 Tangshan Earthquake which killed 240,000. The story weaves together a rich tapestry covering 32 years.

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Britty346
Apr 11, 2016

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Britty346
Apr 11, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: When the earthquake hits it shows people getting crushed, buildings collapsing, people screaming etch.

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