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Nashan naren nagou (1999)

Unrated | | Drama | 1999 (China)
A father, a retiring mailman, walks his son over his job in the mountainous regions of Hunan province.

Director:

Jianqi Huo

Writer:

Wu Si
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hao Chen Hao Chen ... Dong girl
Eddie Eagle Eddie Eagle ... Narrator, DVD Trailer (voice)
Ye Liu ... Son
Rujun Teng Rujun Teng ... Father (as Rujun Ten)
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Storyline

An old postman has spent his whole life delivering mail to the mountain of Hunan and is about to retire. His only son is due to take over his duties. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden his father has to bear as postman for the villagers, and the old postman is also deeply moved as his son relates his mother's anxiety as she waits for him to return home from every trip. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1999 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Carteiros nas Montanhas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,045, 23 January 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$203,975, 4 July 2005
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Goofs

Michael Learns to Rock's "That's Why You Go Away" is featured in the film's diegetic soundtrack. But according to the film's beginning intertitles, the movie is set in the early 1980s, which makes it impossible for any radio station to play the song, which was released in the 1990s. See more »

Soundtracks

That's Why You Go Away
Written by Jascha Richter
Performed by Michael Learns to Rock
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A gem of a film
30 September 2002 | by leonard2See all my reviews

Several months after seeing this film, it still has an impact on me. I can visualise the scene where the son piggy-backs the father across the river, the scene where the son reads the letter to the old lady etc. So little is said in this film, but it is pregnant with meaning. It has been a long time since a film touched me so deeply.


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