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Getting Home (2007)

Luo ye gui gen (original title)
A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town.

Director:

Yang Zhang

Writers:

Yao Wang, Yang Zhang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benshan Zhao ... Old Zhao
Qiwen Hong 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
Wu Ma ... The Old Man at the Funeral
Jinshan Liu Jinshan Liu ... The Crooked Restaurant Boss
Qi Zhang Qi Zhang ... The Hair Salon Girl
Tao Guo ... The Beekeeper
Ying Chen Ying Chen ... The Beekeeper's Wife
Yuanyuan Liu Yuanyuan Liu ... The Lady - Lots of Makeup (as Liu Yuanyuan)
Yi Sha Na Yi Sha Na ... The Nurse
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A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

25 January 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Getting Home See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,715,268
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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journey........nature and essence of life.
12 December 2007 | by abdijantrSee all my reviews

the film is philosophical, yet simple.......... it says that human life itself is a journey.we all have some promises to keep and these promises keep our life meaningful(!).here the hero has to get his friend's body to his home.on the way to home of the dead he meets people with different nature.some of the experiences were sour.but it does not make any change on him,his innate qualities are left intact.it makes us remember of the the fact that journey is the nature and essence of human life.this journey passes through the variety of the land scape and similarity of the human nature across the geographical and political frontiers.we can identify it with our own experience of moving with a body that is not at all of ours!


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