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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?
 (From Twitch. 17 September 2008, 8:56 PM, PDT)

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Just a wonderful story 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
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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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Additional Details

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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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Just a wonderful story, 27 August 2002
Author: CoenHead from Southeast TX (USA)

This film is moving without being sentimental - meaningful without being pretentious. It tells a simple story of a family in danger of falling apart as the encroachments of technology and an advancing society make the family-run business increasingly untenable.

The acting is wonderful - though none of us in the west are likely to have heard of these actors, we should have long ago - they play their characters with honesty and reverence - these are flawed characters, each with major weaknesses, but with such utter humanity and kindness that it's impossible not to become engaged in the story.

We need more films like this - we need more western filmmakers creating films such as this.

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