Tuesday, September 29, 2009


courtesy of takungpao.com

Made for the 60th anniversary celebration of the People's Republic of China, THE FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC will be released on National Day Thursday. Its Hong Kong guest stars not only included Andy Lau Tak Wa, Leon Lai Ming, Jackie Chan and Tony Leung Ka Fai, Donnie Yen Chi Tan also played a cultural sector representation, Tian Han. Tian Han was the cultural department opera improvement bureau and art career management bureau chief, an enormous figure of the cultural world at the time. New China national anthem lyrics was Tian Han written. This time Chi Tan turned from martial art superstar to a literary figure of a generation. Later in the film he even participated in the New China planning process, host political negotiations, discussed and talked with other cultural representatives and also selected the national flag and national anthem designs.

Chi Tan expressed that playing a literary figure this time matched his image very well. He also rather enjoyed the cultured literary person look. The audience would also be able to know him outside of martial arts. Chi Tan pointed out that his martial art image was too well known and the audience was surprised to see him in a dramatic role. Actually he is a level 8 pianist and has interest in music. Playing the national anthem lyric writer in the film matched his personality very well.

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