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Getting Home (2007)

Luo ye gui gen (original title)
A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town.

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Old Zhao
Qiwen Hong ...
Old Liu
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The Woman
Degang Guo ...
The Hijacker
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The Lorry Driver
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Old Policeman
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The Young Policeman
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The Cyclist
Ma Wu ...
The Old Man at the Funeral
Jinshan Liu ...
The Crooked Restaurant Boss
Qi Zhang ...
The Hair Salon Girl
Tao Guo ...
The Beekeeper
Ying Chen ...
The Beekeeper's Wife
Yuanyuan Liu ...
The Lady - Lots of Makeup (as Liu Yuanyuan)
Yi Sha Na ...
The Nurse
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A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town.

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The original title "Luo ye gui gen" is a Chinese proverb meaning "Falling leaves return to their roots". See more »

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Much more than just a comedy.
1 October 2007 | by (Tokyo / Toronto) – See all my reviews

The Chinese title of this film means "Fallen leaf returns to the root", i.e. the circle of life. A simple story of carrying a dead friend to his hometown, I wasn't expecting anything more than a light comedy, but it turned out to be so much more.

The protagonist, while carrying his friend, meets all kinds of people in his journey. At times he gets into trouble, sometimes his honesty and tenacity changed people he met, other times he gets encouragement and support. This film successfully portrays the best and the worst of human nature, as well as ups and downs one will encounter in life.

I loved the humor in this movie. I burst out in laughter quite a couple of times, and there were couple of VERY touching and inspirational scenes that just brings tears to your eyes. It was really well-directed, and the main actor Zhao Benshan's acting was fantastic.

It's a great film that I will recommend to anyone I know.


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