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Postmen in the Mountains (1999)
"Nashan naren nagou" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1999 (China)
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A father, a retiring mailman, walks his son over his job in the mountainous regions of Hunan province.

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Hao Chen ...
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Son
Rujun Ten ...
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An old postman has spent his whole life delivering mail to the mountain of Hunan and is about to retire. His only son is due to take over his duties. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden his father has to bear as postman for the villagers, and the old postman is also deeply moved as his son relates his mother's anxiety as she waits for him to return home from every trip. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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$1,045 (USA) (23 January 2004)

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$203,975 (USA) (1 July 2005)
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Michael Learns to Rock's "That's Why You Go Away" is featured in the film's diegetic soundtrack. But according to the film's beginning intertitles, the movie is set in the early 1980s, which make it impossible for any radio station to play the song, which was released in the 1990s. See more »

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the scenes that touched me most.
19 February 2002 | by (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India) – See all my reviews

i saw the film during a recently held chinese film festival. i am happy i saw. this is the first film that i saw where the lead characters have no names! 1. the following scenes touched me the most. the father suffers from knee/leg pain. the son arranges the letters, the air blows off the letters. the father DASHES off and the Dog chips in, simply superb.

2. The son carries the father on his back across the river. on reaching the father turns away his face from the son to wipe his tears.

3. the interplay between the father, the son and the dog when they leave their house on work.

i thank the entire team for giving a wonderful movie to enjoy


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