Jackie Chan’s ‘1911’ Marks Milestones


Jackie Chan produces, directs and stars in the latest war dramatic film ‘1911’. The film was released two weeks earlier in China before its opening in the United States is a commemoration of the Xinhai Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty 100 years ago.

The story is set in the early years of the 20th century. China has been ruled for 250 years by the Qing Dynasty. Its seven year old Emperor and Empress Dowager Longyu as played by Joan Chen lead the empire against rebels who are out to oust them. The Qings sell practically anything to procure expensive weapons against the rebels and the country is in chaos.

Chan plays the role of Huang Xing, returning to his homeland after studying modern warfare in Japan. Xing joins the rebellion and he becomes a mortal enemy of the Qings.

The film that marks the centennial of the Xinhai Revolution is also a milestone for Jackie Chan. It also happens to be the 100th film for the former stuntman from Hongkong who is now a bankable Hollywood star.

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