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Last Train Home (2009) More at IMDbPro »Gui tu lie che (original title)

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Last Train Home -- A family embarks on an annual tormenting journey along with 200 other million peasant workers to reunite with their distant family, and to revive their love and dignity as China soars as the world's next super power.
Last Train Home -- Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, LAST TRAIN HOME's intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China's ascendance as an economic superpower.


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A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Changhua Zhan ... Himself
Suqin Chen ... Herself
Qin Zhang ... Herself
Yang Zhang ... Himself
Tingsui Tang ... Himself

Directed by
Lixin Fan 
Produced by
Mila Aung-Thwin .... executive producer
Mila Aung-Thwin .... producer
Daniel Cross .... executive producer
Daniel Cross .... producer
Bob Moore .... co-producer
Zhao Qi .... executive producer
Original Music by
Olivier Alary 
Cinematography by
Lixin Fan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Yung Chang 
Lixin Fan 
Mary Stephen 
Production Management
Nathalie D'Souza .... executive in charge of production: TV5 Quebec Canada
Tabitha Jackson .... executive in charge of production: Channel 4
Bob Moore .... production supervisor
Justin Rebelo .... executive in charge of production: SuperChannel
Michael Siu .... post-production supervisor (as Michael MK Siu)
Sound Department
Nicolas Dallaire .... foley recordist
Liming Fan .... sound recordist
Gavin Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hubert .... foley artist
Eric Lagacé .... foley recordist
Jacques-Alexandre Levesque .... foley artist (as Jacques Alexandre Levesque)
Isabelle Lussier .... sound mix assistant
Cory Rizos .... sound designer
Cory Rizos .... sound re-recording mixer
Cory Rizos .... supervising sound editor
Kyle Stanfield .... adr recordist
Kyle Stanfield .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Anjet Blinde .... titles
Xi Feng .... titles
Camera and Electrical Department
Liming Fan .... still photographer
Lixin Fan .... camera operator
Lixin Fan .... still photographer
Xiangbo Fu .... assistant camera
Shaoguang Sun .... camera operator
Weishan Tan .... camera operator
Weishan Tan .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Anjet Blinde .... post-production assistant
Yung Chang .... editing consultant
Edmund Duff .... post-production assistant
Xi Feng .... assistant editor
Eric Gaudry .... colorist
Hannele Halm .... additional picture editor
Yi Han .... assistant editor
Francis Hanneman .... colorist
Michael Siu .... on-line editor (as Michael MK Siu)
Mary Stephen .... initial picture editor
Peter Wintonick .... editing consultant
Music Department
Tim Gowdy .... music recording engineer
Johannes Malfatti .... musician
Other crew
Claire Aguilar .... vice president of programming: ITVS International
Heenan Blaikie .... legal counsel
Anjet Blinde .... subtitles
Jérôme Branchet .... subtitles
Dean Chenoy .... legal counsel
Christi Collier .... coordinating producer: ITVS International
Daniel Cross .... story editor
Wenlong Ding .... translation
Edmund Duff .... subtitles
Liming Fan .... transcription
Xi Feng .... subtitles
Sally Jo Fifer .... executive producer: ITVS International
Daniela Flori .... production coordinator
Xiangbo Fu .... production assistant
Wenwen Han .... translation
Yi Han .... production coordinator
Xue Huang .... translation supervisor
Xue Huang .... translation
Cynthia Kane .... program manager: ITVS International
Anuj Khosla .... production accountant
Anuj Khosla .... project administrator
Lilian Liu .... cultural consultant
Naomi Miao .... translation
Xiaoyu Niu .... production assistant
Halima Ouardiri .... marketing supervisor
Halima Ouardiri .... subtitles
Rock Pinard .... subtitles
Anne Stulz .... publicist
Wanyan Sun .... translation
Jin Wang .... transcription
Jin Wang .... translation
Laura Wills .... book keeping
Man Xie .... translation supervisor
Jifan Yang .... translation
Xin Yang .... transcription

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Also Known As:
"Gui tu lie che" - Canada (original title)
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85 min
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Difficult Passages, 22 April 2011
Author: bobt145 from United States

A modern train glides smoothly over a ravine bridge against a framed backdrop of snow-covered peaks and deep valleys.

It is a breathtakingly scenic surprise that sharply contrasts with the passengers crammed into the train, exhausted, heading home for a day or two after a week's wait at the city train station.

Lixin Fan's film of three consecutive New Year's migrations provides startling insight into modern China and the devastation that recent industrialization has wrecked upon a country once steeped in family-centered culture.

A young girl offers prayers for her grandfather. He has raised her and she doesn't really know much at all about her parents.

They have spent her lifetime in Guangzhou's factories making jeans for the world and sending money back home in hopes their children (they also have a younger son) will receive a strong education and rise above the menial factory work.

It is an aching portrait of modern China that should be seen.

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