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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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A Road Movie - Chinese style
6 November 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As with many "Road Movies" this is also a "Buddy Film". Only, the buddy is a very "silent partner". "Weekend at Bernie's" and "The Trouble with Harry" spring to mind, but our friend does not nearly play such an active role as Bernie or Harry - though he does provide the reason for being on the road.

Travelling with our buddies through China on the way to the Three Gorges really has the feel of being on Route #66, China. I felt like I was looking over Charles Kuralt's shoulder whenever there was yet another vignette of rural China. Wheather true or not, I come away with the belief I know/understand these people of the earth. The touching and moving parts of the film are meant to tug at our heart-strings but do not feel contrived. That so many of the commenter's express how beautifully the film shows "their" China, I am convinced that such hardships are typical there.

Yet, with all the sadness, this is a "feel good" movie. Life goes on, tomorrow is another day, and our journey's end is just down the road a bit.


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