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Luo ye gui gen (2007)

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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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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Great performance by Zhao Benshan
3 February 2007 | by woody_emceeSee all my reviews

I watched this film with my homiez in theatre ,Ji Nan,i found the audience can not help themselves 2 laugh out loudly several times,the main reason IMO is because of Zhao benshan,one of the best comedian in China.

Every traditional Chinese new year show,if the show without the performance of Zhao Benshan,maybe kind of boring,so you will know what a great actor he is.

This flick directed by Zhang yang who also directed The Shower(XiZao),tells a farmer(in China also called Ming Gong) who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town,on the way to his dead friends home happened lots of unexpected things,some of them are funny,some of them are so moving,it proved the priceless of the promise.

Zhao benshan played this role so naturally with the accent of northeast,it was hard for a man whose age nearly 50 to nonstop carrying body such a long distance,it make me thinking of a song called "the people from northeast were all alive Lei Feng",lol

This film set in Southwest of China,the scene was beautiful,cinematography and the colors were remarkable...

I give this film 10/10,no doubt,if you are a big fan of Zhao benshan,go to watch it,don't miss,it worth your money!


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