Back to 1942 a Chinese Made Period Piece/War Movie from 2012 that tells the tragic story of the great Henan Famine of 1942-43 and the invasion of mainland China by the Japanese. It stars Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins. (Chinese with English subtitles.)
I will warn you right now, this is a tough, gritty watch. It pulls no punches on how MILLIONS of civilians suffered and died, both by the inaction of the Chinese Government to aid those effected by the famine and the utter brutality of the invading Japanese.
The movie shows in great detail the utter chaos and despair of China at the time due to the ongoing Civil War between the Communist led by Mao and the Nationalist (Kuomintang) led by General Chiang Kai-Shek.