“Oh dear lord, who domains the fate of this world?”
A hundred years ago, the young Mao Zedong stood at Orange Island and asked the question of the century.
A hundred years later, the answer to the question of the century is clearly written on the answer sheet of the new era.
On December 12, the State Administration of Radio and TelevisionCommemorating the birthday of Comrade Mao ZedongHighlights of the 130th Anniversary,A TV series with major revolutionary historical themes “Ask the Cangmang”,Officially launched in prime time on CCTV, MangoTV and Youku were launched simultaneously, and Hunan Satellite TV and Jiangsu Satellite TV later broadcast it.For the first time, the show focuses onFrom 1921 to 1927, the young Mao Zedong made a historic transformation from an “early traveler” to a “pioneering pioneer” of the Chinese revolution.It tells the story of the early Communists, represented by the young Mao Zedong, who explored the path of China’s revolution with indomitable entrepreneurial spirit. It encourages the young people of the new era to continuously draw on the wisdom and strength of forging ahead on a new journey from the party’s century-old struggle.
This is a historical drama that reproduces the young Mao Zedong
Filling the narrative gap in the creation of major revolutionary historical themes
“Asking Cangmang” tells the storyFrom 1921 to 1927, Mao Zedong, a young man who returned from participating in the First Congress of the Communist Party of China, took with him questions about the Chinese revolution and the future and destiny of the country and the nation. In the process of unswervingly practicing Marxist beliefs, he used the thinking of an early traveler to Ask about the land, ask about practice, ask about the people, a passionate story about growing from a follower to a forerunner and pioneer and exploring the correct path of the Chinese revolution. From developing league members and party members to mobilizing the workers’ movement, from the first cooperation between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party to resolutely fighting the right wing of the Kuomintang, from discovering that the peasant issue is the central issue of the national revolution to proposing that “power is obtained from the barrel of a gun,” the young Mao Zedong Entrepreneurship, growth, and path-finding are the themes and basic contents of this play.
“Ask the Cangmang” portrays Mao Zedong as an early backbone of the Communist Party of China. This is the innovation and greatest feature of the play. Compared with the familiar image of Mao Zedong in the past, in the play, Mao Zedong is not a great man who guides the country as soon as he appears, but goes through a process, and this process is the focus of the play. Details of young Mao Zedong’s life such as winter swimming, playing football, and farming make the whole character rich, interesting, humorous, and multifaceted, shortening the distance between the great man and the audience, and striving to tell the epic in a relaxed and flesh-and-blood way. Mao Zedong grew from an ordinary party member to a great man. His growth process is also the glorious growth process of the Communist Party of China.
This is a youth drama that reproduces the original intention of founding the party
Inspiring young people in the new era to reshape their ideals and beliefs
“If you want to know the road, you must first study history.” The party’s century-old history of struggle is the most vivid and convincing textbook for contemporary Chinese youth.
“Ask the Cangbang” fully demonstrates the process of Mao Zedong when he was thirty years old, taking root downwards, growing upwards, unswervingly practicing Marxist beliefs with super strong execution power, creating a new situation in China’s revolutionary road, and setting an example for contemporary young people. Correct ideals, beliefs and life values have important enlightenment significance.The creation of the play is a restoration and presentation of real history, with a rigorous and realistic attitude, leading the audience back to that exciting and passionate era; it is the intersection of oriental aesthetics and traditional narrative, showing the youthfulness and creativity of the youth of that era. Strength and vitality, inspiring contemporary youth to stay alive forever“Creation” energy and “Chuang” energy.
This is a passionate drama about revolutionary romance
PursueThe two-way rush between “history” and “poetry”
“Questioning the Cangmang” combines oriental aesthetics and traditional Chinese narrative style. In order to tell the entrepreneurial history of young Mao Zedong well, the play invited the former deputy director of the Documentation Research Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of ChinaChen Jin,Director of the TV series “Ideals Shine on China”Screenwriter Liang Zhenhua serves as the chief screenwriter,Join hands with the young man who directed “Secret and Great”Director Wang Wei,Form a golden team to protect the play from the perspective of the overall historical context, theme and ideological nature, literary and artistic expression; and gather together at the same timeNearly a hundred actors including Wang Renjun, Jiaze, Ning Li, Baike, Tang Zeng, Wu Xingjian, Zhang Xiaolong, Wei Daxun, Jiao Junyan, Niu Junfeng, Zheng Yecheng, Ma Shaohua, Song Jia, etc.jointly build a profound and vivid historical group portrait.
upholdBased on the creative principle of “big things are true and small things are not unrestrained”, the main creative team of “Ask the Cangmang” began to conceive in 2021, starting from December 2021Systematically organized three interviews and visited dozens of places including Changsha, Shaoshan, Anyuan, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Wuhan, and reviewednearly a hundred booksAuthoritative historical books and multiple discussions with party history experts,untilIt will be officially launched in May 2023.
Shooting stage, full playinvolvingof761 scenes, nearly 10,000 sets of costumes, 54,000 props, important meetings, scenes where main characters appear, key office spaces and home environments,All based on historical photosConductedReplication restore.in the rightof historical eventsManifestations,Character emotionsIn terms of the specific plot, “Ask Cangmang》Did it againBold and historically accurateartistic processing,While adhering to the true historical narrative, it incorporates dramatic content into the details to achieve the sublimation of character creation and the two-way pursuit of history and poetry..
“Questioning the Cangmang” is a program by the State Administration of Radio and Television and Hunan Province to commemorate the birthday of Comrade Mao Zedong.The 130th anniversary key project is sponsored by China Central Radio and Television, Propaganda Department of Hunan Provincial Party Committee, Hunan Radio, Film and Television Group (Hunan Radio and Television), Xiaoxiang Film Group, Hunan Happy Sunshine Interactive Entertainment Media Co., Ltd., Propaganda Department of Changsha Municipal Party Committee, Malanshan Video Produced by the Cultural and Creative Industrial Park and Hunan Dangran Film Co., Ltd., supported by the Hunan Provincial Radio and Television Bureau, and jointly produced by Beijing Youth Hello Culture Media Co., Ltd., Beijing Perfect World Film and Television Co., Ltd., and Beijing Wuyuan Culture Media Co., Ltd.
The play was directed by the Propaganda Department of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee, planned and initiated by Hunan Radio and Television, and created, filmed, produced and distributed by Xiaoxiang Film Group and Dangran Pictures.