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Director:
Writers:
Shi Bao (novel)
Shi Bao (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 October 1999 (China) See more »
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Plot:
Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
16 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very Slow, But Very Beautiful, Touching See more (140 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ziyi Zhang ... Zhao Di, Young (as Zhang Ziyi)
Honglei Sun ... Luo Yusheng (as Sun Honglei)
Hao Zheng ... Luo Changyu (as Zheng Hao)
Yulian Zhao ... Zhao Di, Old (as Zhao Yulian)
Bin Li ... Grandmother
Guifa Chang ... Mayor, Old
Wencheng Sung ... Mayor
Qi Liu ... Carpenter Xia, Old
Bo Ji ... Carpenter Xia
Zhongxi Zhang ... Crockery Repairman

Directed by
Yimou Zhang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shi Bao  novel "Remembrance"
Shi Bao  screenplay

Produced by
Weiping Zhang .... executive producer
Yu Zhao .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bao San 
 
Cinematography by
Yong Hou 
 
Film Editing by
Ru Zhai 
 
Art Direction by
Juiping Cao 
 
Costume Design by
Huamiao Tong 
 
Makeup Department
Dandan Yang .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Xiaofeng Hu .... production manager
Zhenyan Zhang .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hong Li .... assistant director
Dong Xie .... assistant director
Te Ya .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Qian Lin .... sound editor
Robert Mackenzie .... assistant mixer
Robert Mackenzie .... sound editor
Lala Wu .... sound
 
Other crew
Peggy Lee .... production controller
 

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Also Known As:
"Wo de fu qin mu qin" - China (original title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Filmmaker Yimou Zhang has said that this film was his tribute to and heavily influenced by the work of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.See more »
Quotes:
Zhao Di, Young:I'll be waiting for you.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Titanic (1997)See more »

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36 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Very Slow, But Very Beautiful, Touching, 7 March 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

For fans of faster-paced movies, be forewarned: this is extremely slow. For others who love a beautifully-filmed movie or a touching romance story, this Chinese film will do nicely.

Zhang Ziyi, who has now become an International star thanks to Crouching Tiger, Hero, House Of Flying Daggers and Memoirs Of A Geisha, never looked prettier and more appealing than here. Maybe that's because she plays such a sweet, innocent, non-violent (no martial arts here) character: a woman smitten with a new teacher in town and one who will go any lengths (in a totally pure sense) to be noticed and attract this man, mainly in the form of incredible patience.

This is one of the prettiest movies I've seen on DVD. It helps to be a fan of Ziyi and appreciate her beauty, because there are many shots of her face as she just stares looking for her man. This character gives new meanings to the words faithful, steadfast and devotion.

The film is actually two stories: the here-and-now about an old man and woman, and a long flashback telling the love story of how they met. In the first segment, the man had just died and the woman is grieving and making funeral arrangements. They involve walking with the casket a long way home, hence the title. The middle part of the film, the romance, features Ziyi. That middle segment - the courtship - is in brilliant, almost stunning-looking color. The beginning and end of the film are both in black-and-white. The cinematography for both parts is magnificent.

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