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The Road Home -- As a son arranges for the burial of his father at his mother's request, the touching story of his parent's courtship unfolds. In the days of arranged marriages, he learns that theirs was the first based on love.
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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Writers:
Shi Bao (novel)
Shi Bao (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 June 2001 (USA) 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:
Chinese cinema pleases me again 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
Dongshen 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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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Chinese cinema pleases me again, 12 January 2004
Author: Emerenciano from Campina Grande, Brazil

Once more I watched a Chinese film and again I liked it. It's amazing how I just love all the Chinese films I have seen. "Yi ge dou bu meng shao" (No One Less) is beautiful and touching; Ba Wang Bie Ji (Farewell My Cocunbine) is hard and true; and "Wo de fu qin mu qin" (The Road Home) is innocent and pure. Chinese films, like Iran ones, gets simples theme and develops them to something involving and beautiful. These movies have been a great descovering for me. here in "Wo de fun qin mu qin" a man comes back to his village in the mountains for his father funeral. There, he tells us the story of love his parents lived. That's the moment beautiful Ziyi Zhang enters the story. Her face is pretty and she has a great look. Besides the quality of the film, her face is a good reason to watch "Wo de fu qin mu qin".

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