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Release Date:
25 January 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Getting Home
 (From Scorecard Review. 27 November 2009, 7:38 AM, PST)

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Much more than just a comedy. See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Benshan Zhao ... Old Zhao
Qiwen Hong ... Old Liu
Dandan Song ... The Woman
Degang Guo ... The Hijacker
Jun Hu ... The Lorry Driver
Haiying Sun ... Old Policeman
Fan Liao ... The Young Policeman
Yu Xia ... 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
Liu Yuanyuan ... The Lady - Lots of Makeup
Yi Sha Na ... The Nurse
Bo Liu ... The Tractor Driver
Lin Xiong Zhang ... The Blood Donation 'Point Man'
Dong Ming Wu ... The Shelter Officer
Chang Guo Li ... Truck Driver #1
Chao Yang ... Truck Driver #2
Xia Shang ... The Passenger
Ping Xie

Directed by
Yang Zhang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yao Wang 
Yang Zhang 

Produced by
Wouter Barendrecht .... producer
Yong Er .... producer
Peter Loehr .... producer
Zhang Wang .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Fai Lai 
Nelson Yu Lik-wai 
 
Production Design by
Misti Boland 
 
Art Direction by
Sally Cummings 
 
Production Management
Jiakun Zhang .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Crystal Gong Chun .... assistant director (as Gong Chun)
 
Other crew
Wei Li .... production assistant
Bing Shao .... production assistant
Haiqing Tian .... production assistant
Quantong Zhang .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Luo ye gui gen" - China (original title)
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Hong Kong:110 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Much more than just a comedy., 1 October 2007
Author: 8thSin from Tokyo / Toronto

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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