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The Road Home -- The Road Home is the classic Americana love story. It is about unconditional love and fate. It also shows how baseball is not only a metaphor for America but for our story's hero, Danny Foster, as well.

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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 »
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Asian beauty! 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:
Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004)See more »

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81 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Asian beauty!, 3 September 2005
Author: lysthuset from Norway

In my country you can "rent" DVD and VHS movies for free at the local libraries. One day I visited my local library and picked out a few random dvds and went home to have a movie marathon-weekend. One of these dvds was "The Road Home". By looking at the cover, I didn't think this was a movie for me, but anyhow I started watching it late at night. After the first few minutes had passed I thought it looked like a pretty boring movie. The first scenes are shot in black and white from a snow covered little village somewhere in the Chinese wilderness... I quickly decided to turn it off and hit the bed. The next day I had little to do. The weather outside was crap so I decided to stay in. I got bored and had nothing to do so I reluctantly started watching "The Road Home" from where I left off... This is probably one of the best things I've done so far in my life ;-) Since that day I've bought the DVD and seen the movies about 4-5 times and it's simply one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen (and I've seen a few!)... To give you an idea: I persuaded two of my best friends to join me watching the movie. They didn't have high expectations as this is as far from the Hollywood action they normally favourise when going to rent a movie. They are men in their 30's and one of them is a pretty "macho" guy. When the end-titles started scrolling, both of them had to wipe their eyes :-))) They where actually crying! I guess this is more of a story than a movie review, but I hope it's enough to give this movie the attention it deserves ;-)

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