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Mountains May Depart (2015)

Shan he gu ren (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 30 October 2015 (China)
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The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Shen Tao
... Zhang Jinsheng
Jing Dong Liang ... Liang Jangjung aka Liangzi
... Zhang Daole aka Dollar
... Mia
... Liangzi's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Harvey ... Train Passenger
... Golfer
Lu Liu ... Liang's Wife
Zishan Rong ... Zhang Daole aka Dollar (Child)
Anna Sasson ... Travel clerk
Yee Yang ... Travel clerk
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Storyline

China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar... From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed. Written by Ipsith

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Drama | Romance

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Mountains May Depart  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,691, 19 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,244, 22 May 2016
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French visa # 142283. See more »

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The young boy who plays Tao's son in 2014 is also part of the crowd of children that watches her perform at the new year's celebrations in 1999. See more »

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Mia: The hardest thing about love is caring.
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The opening credits appear more than forty minutes after the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Go West
Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe
Performed by Pet Shop Boys
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15 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

For the most part, this is a beautifully written movie. The direction and acting are excellent throughout. The writing is too. although the sequence set in Australia is rather unnecessary. I have read reviews saying they found this sequence awkward. it is mostly in English. I didn't find it awkward. It just didn't bring anything to the movie. We could have been spending more time with the wonderful Tao Zhao. As I said all the performances are excellent. But it's her's you will remember, and the film does end perfectly


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