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Grandson from America (2012)

Sun zi cong mei guo lai (original title)
A contemporary drama set in a rural village in Northwestern China, where a crusty old retired Shadow Puppet master, Lao Yang, has his quiet life disrupted by his long lost son who shows up ... See full summary »

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Jiaming Ding ...
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Jingmin Luo ...
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A contemporary drama set in a rural village in Northwestern China, where a crusty old retired Shadow Puppet master, Lao Yang, has his quiet life disrupted by his long lost son who shows up unannounced one day with an American fiancee and her six year old boy from her previous marriage. Lao Yang's son and his fiancee take off soon after and Lao Yang is stuck taking care of this boy who is foreign not only in appearance but also in habits. The old man and the boy must overcome their differences in age, language, and culture to learn to accept each other. How will they get along? Written by Anonymous

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2 February 2012 (China)  »

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Awesome Work
15 March 2016 | by (Bath) – See all my reviews

It is really a good film. This film took a deep look into people's relationships and the protection and collision of the culture. There are several brilliant bridge plots in this film: The spider man shadow figure and spider man door-god; Grandpa and Brooks sang songs together; The relationships between grandpa and grandson saved the marriage. All these details made this film become outstanding and unique. Moreover, 'Spider man and Wukong could be good friends' also shows the director's expectation for the relationship between China and USA. Shadow figures, Shanxi dialogue show the desire of the director trying to remind people of saving traditional culture. Besides, grandpa's acting is excellent. Especially at the end of film, Brooks was taken away by his mom, grandpa said nothing but people can feel everything by grandpa's facial expression. However, there are still some parts that are not perfect. The relationships between father and son is not impressive compared to the relationships between grandpa and grandson. The other actors acting skills can not impress the audience. The biggest pity is that this film does not show us how Brooks missed his grandpa after he went back America. This film would be much better if it should get a better sponsor. Anyway, it is absolutely a worth-seeing film and also a brilliant one as a low budget film.


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