Dr. Bethune


1h 55m 1990

Brief Synopsis

Drama about Canadian surgeon Dr. Norman Bethune who became a hero of the Chinese Communist revolution.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bethune: The Making of a Hero, Docteur Norman Bethune, Making of a Hero: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune, The
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Alpha Cine; Belstar Productions; Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Eclair Group; Eiffel Productions; Fr3 Films Productions; Panavision, Ltd.; SociTtT Radio Canada; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Fox Lorber Home Video; Sony Pictures Releasing International
Location
France; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Beijing, Pinyao, Yenan, Yellow River, Wutai Mountains, China; Madrid, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Drama about Canadian surgeon Dr. Norman Bethune who became a hero of the Chinese Communist revolution.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bethune: The Making of a Hero, Docteur Norman Bethune, Making of a Hero: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune, The
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Alpha Cine; Belstar Productions; Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Eclair Group; Eiffel Productions; Fr3 Films Productions; Panavision, Ltd.; SociTtT Radio Canada; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Fox Lorber Home Video; Sony Pictures Releasing International
Location
France; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Beijing, Pinyao, Yenan, Yellow River, Wutai Mountains, China; Madrid, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 17, 1993

Released in United States March 9, 1994

Released in United States on Video March 30, 1994

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States May 1990

Released in United States September 1990

Released in United States October 1990

Released in United States June 1991

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 23 - September 3, 1990.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 1990.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 6-15, 1990.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 4-11, 1990.

Shown at Filmfest Munich (International Program) June 1991.

Actress Helen Mirren replaced Jane Birkin.

Received the 1991 Canadian Genie award for best costume design.

Completed shooting December 21, 1988.

Began shooting April 13, 1987.

Writer Ted Allan first attempted to sell this film to 20th Century Fox in 1942.

Released in United States Fall September 17, 1993

Released in United States March 9, 1994 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 30, 1994

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 23 - September 3, 1990.)

Released in United States May 1990 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 1990.)

Released in United States September 1990 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 6-15, 1990.)

First major co-venture between Canada and China.

Released in United States October 1990 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 4-11, 1990.)

Released in United States June 1991 (Shown at Filmfest Munich (International Program) June 1991.)