"Aftershock" Moves Beijing to Tears


China's bankable director Feng Xiaogang, best known for his comedy films, offers a tear-jerker this time about a family drama set after the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. "Aftershock" opens in China in IMAX on July 22, 2010. Distributors are in talks to bring the film to North America.  [Synopsis]   [About Feng Xiaogang]
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Synopsis: July, 1976. Tangshan, China. Seven-year-old Fang Deng is enjoying a summer night with her parents, not knowing that in a few hours her father will be gone and her mother will make a decision that will haunt her life for the next 32 years. [More]
Feng Xiaogang, born in 1958 in Beijing, is one of China's most bankable filmmakers. Feng is credited for popularizing the genre "he sui pian" (literally New Year Celebrations Films). [More]
 

 
The film "Aftershock" is set after the Tangshan earthquake.

On July 28, 1976, the city of Tangshan in northern China's Hebei Province was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that left 242,769 dead and 164,851 critically injured.
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