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Director:
Writers:
Shangjun Cai (writer)
Yi'nan Diao (writer)
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Release Date:
6 April 2000 (Netherlands) See more »
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Plot:
Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
17 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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CNN Picks All Time Asian Best, Do We Agree?
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A beautiful moving story of family See more (46 total) »

Cast

 
Jiayi Du
Bing He ... He Zeng
Wu Jiang ... Er Ming
Ding Li ... Master Lin
Cunxin Pu ... Da Ming
Xu Zhu ... Master Liu

Directed by
Yang Zhang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shangjun Cai  writer
Yi'nan Diao  writer
Xin Huo  writer
Fendou Liu  writer
Yang Zhang  writer

Produced by
Sam Duann .... executive producer
Peter Loehr .... producer
 
Original Music by
Xiaogang Ye 
 
Cinematography by
Jian Zhang 
 
Film Editing by
Hongyu Yang 
 
Art Direction by
Meng Tian 
 
Sound Department
Qizhen Lai .... sound
 

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Also Known As:
"Xizao" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and nudity
Runtime:
92 min
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful moving story of family, 20 October 2002
Author: David from Whangarei, New Zealand

This beautiful story of an elder son coming home, and learning to love and be a part of all those things that he left home to get away from, is poignant and moving. It shows a society that is perhaps strange to us in the Western world, with a sense of family that we have lost. The story is beautiful, sad, and at times funny and comic. It has a feeling of realism that we don't seem to see any longer in our western movies.

The acting is unusual, in that as the movie progresses, it almost gives the impression that it is not acting, but a documentary of ordinary people. This is brilliant directing and movie making.

Would love to see more movies by this director.

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