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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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Just saw it...loved it 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 Taste of Cherry (1997)See more »

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27 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Just saw it...loved it, 23 November 2004
Author: lu_morning from US

OK, just saw it and read some reviews here. Thought I give a little input from my perspective. I came back from a good workout. Did some heavy bag training probably punched enough to knockout one hundred grown men. OK granted bags don't punch back or imply that I could last even one round against a pro but just to show that I'm no baby. I rarely cry if ever ;) Can't remember the last time I did at least. Well this night I cried like a little baby in this one. Can't put my hand around why either. Maybe it's the Oscar worthy performance from the beautiful actress Zhang Ziyi. Her performance pulled me in with her acting, her beautiful face, images of her braided pig tail hair flapping in the wind as she cutely trotted down the dirt path, her mandarin youthful voice and so on and so on. Or it could be what I think got to be the most stunning natural scenery I have ever seen captured in cinema. Spring, summer, fall, winter like the natural flow of life itself. Or it could be Zhang Ziyi IN the beautiful stunning scenic back drop that did it. Maybe it could be the music, the serene nostalgic music that strikes the chord in my heart. One reviewer put it Celtic like with Chinese flavor. But you guessed it, it's all the combination of the above weaved(pun intended for those who saw the movie) into such a simple, pure story of love and innocence. The story is simple yes but in the simplicity lies the complexity that is life. If I sit to examine the movie, I could write a thesis on lessons learned from watching this movie or more correctly lessons I already know from living but are brought out to the forefront from watching this movie. As a reviewer, I am opinionated and as such my view is always right unless shown otherwise. I'm a reasonable man after all. So for those who say it's too simple...idiots. You haven't reflected enough. For those who say the stories have been filmed time and time before and just a rehash...morons. Watch the movie again and talked to the idiots who have reflected enough. For those who thinks it's too slow or no action...schmuck get help for your ADD and then talk to the morons who talked to the idiots. OK don't take my criticism too seriously it's all in good humor. To each your own opinion. I care not to dive into the complexity of this movie. I neither have the time nor the motivation to write a long, long review. It's a very good movie to just enjoy and savor after getting bombarded with today's Hollywood pyrotechnics, special effect movies (titanic cough cough). And maybe you will be able to find complexity and truth in this simple little gem of a movie.

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