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Gui tu lie che (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 9 September 2010 (Denmark)
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A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

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Lixin Fan
13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Changhua Zhang ... Himself
Suqin Chen Suqin Chen ... Herself
Qin Zhang ... Herself
Yang Zhang Yang Zhang ... Himself
Tingsui Tang Tingsui Tang ... Himself
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A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

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Documentary | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

9 September 2010 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Train Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Chongqing, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,207, 5 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$285,848, 19 December 2010
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Color
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Soundtracks

Xiaotu Guaiguai
Lyrics by Zebing Hua
Recorded and Performed by Lijun Zheng
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Heart Breakingly True
8 April 2012 | by bobyuezhangSee all my reviews

I cannot express better what so many other reviewers have expressed already. Having moved to the United States at a very young age, and having never been able to build a relationship with my parents as they worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, I can personally relate to this sad, unfortunate and all too real migrant story.

The sacrifice the parents made to provide a chance for a better future and the complexity of emotions: love, anger, resentment, and disparity all reminded me of my sister and I growing up.

Powerful films can shape people's hearts and minds. This is one of them. It is a fair and true story of any migrant worker in this world and reminds us those of us writing and reading this have luxuries have it better than most in this world. Be great full, be humble.


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