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Aftershock 2010 15

People's Republic of China Director. Feng Xiaogang

Adapting the true story of the devastation wrought in the town of Tangshan by a massive earthquake which killed more than 200,000 people, Aftershock also focuses on the years that follow as a family torn apart by the tragedy tries to pull itself back together.

Aftershock grossed more than $100 million at the international box office and remains the prime illustration of Feng Xiaogang’s talent as a filmmaker, and his ability to combine awe-inspiring special effects and an affecting story of love, loss and retribution.

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Directed by

Feng Xiaogang


Xu Fan

Zhang Jingchu

Li Chen




Chinese Cinema New Chinese Cinema


15 Contains intense scenes of natural disaster




People's Republic of China



Production company

China Film Co-production Corporation

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