The Revolutionary (2013)

The Revolutionary
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 20th century, character study, political, prison, revolution
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sidney Rittenberg Actor Himself 1 1000001
Irv Drasnin Director n/a 2 2000001
Lucy Ostrander Producer n/a 3 3000001
Irv Drasnin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sidney Rittenberg arrived in China as a GI Chinese language expert at the end of World War II. Discharged there, he joined the Chinese Communist Party and was an active participant in the Chinese communist revolution and its aftermath. An intimate of the Party's leadership, including Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, he gained prominence at the Broadcast Administration, one of the most important agencies of government. But he twice ran afoul of the leadership and served a total of 16 years in solitary confinement and returned to the U.S. in 1980.