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The Founding Of An Army (2017)
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The Founding Of An Army (2017)
Original name: 建军大业
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Founding of an Army is a Chinese historical film. Produced by Han Sanping and directed by Andrew Lau, it is the third installment of the trilogy called Founding of New China after The Founding of a Republic (2009) and The Founding of a Party (2011). The film features a star-studded cast of Chinese actors.[3] It was released on July 28, 2017 to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army
Plot: historical figure, communism, general, chinese history, chinese army, political leader, military uniform, republican era china
Time: 1920s
Place: china

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