Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and ...
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Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his father hard at work at the family's bathhouse (the false message was a ruse of Da's ... See full summary »
Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall.
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A moving road movie about two retired bus drivers, old Zhou and old Ge, who find themselves in the same retirement home and decide to escape for one final escapade with a gang of other senior citizens.
Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and loses his ability to paint. he teaches his son to draw, but does so obsessively. The convoluted relationship between father and son that spread over the period of childhood, adolescence and maturity of the son are being resolved in a surprising and sensitive way.Written by
I recently watched this brilliant piece of cinema and was blown away by it. It takes us on a 30 year journey from a boy to man and his relationship with his parents, especially his father who was sent to a work camp during Mao's cultural revolution and returns when the boy is seven. From this point in time father and son clash as to what each one expects of the other. The interpersonal relationships between father and son, mother and son , husband and wife and the friendship between the father and his neighbour are just wonderful. This film shows us that throughout the world father's and son's encounter the same dilemma's and parents have the same worries about their children where ever they live in the world. Superb. Well worth watching. It is beautifully shot, the screenplay is great and the acting is fantastic. What more could you want.
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