Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
At the heart of a "sixty-somethings" man's life, there is often a yearning for a return to those places which pleased or fascinated him in earlier years (believe me, I know!). This Chinese gentle man (gentleman, too) is determined to go back to his early workplace, while his daughter has wished him to accept the stodgy anonymity of early old age. His odyssey leads him into complications which are never less than fascinating and the director, Zhu Wen, has captured the frustrations and acceptance of the barriers which surround the lead actor. This is a movie which will never feature on most people's "top twenty", but it is an engaging and enthralling look at what most men and women will encounter as they progress through middle age, even if the demands shown on this character are more than the average person will need to cope with!
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