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Mountains May Depart ()

Shan he gu ren (original title)
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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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Shen Tao (as Zhao Tao)
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Zhang Jinsheng (as Zhang Yi)
Jing Dong Liang ...
Liang Jangjung aka Liangzi (as Liang Jingdong)
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Zhang Daole aka Dollar (as Dong Zijian)
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Mia
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Liangzi's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Harvey ...
Train Passenger
Russell Lambe ...
Golfer
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Liang's Wife
Min Liu
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Zhang Daole aka Dollar (Child)
Anna Sasson ...
Travel clerk
Yee Yang ...
Travel clerk

Directed by

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Zhangke Jia ... (as Jia Zhang-ke)

Written by

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Zhangke Jia ... (written by) (as Jia Zhang-ke)

Produced by

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Patrick André ... co-producer (as Patrick Andre)
Rémi Burah ... co-producer
Shôzô Ichiyama ... producer
Zhangke Jia ... executive producer (as Jia Zhang-ke)
Elisha Karmitz ... executive producer
Nathanaël Karmitz ... executive producer
Kazumi Kawashiro ... associate producer
Shiyu Liu ... executive producer (as Liu Shiyu)
Masayuki Mori ... executive producer
Olivier Père ... co-producer
Jianping Qian ... associate producer (as Qian Jianping)
Zhonglun Ren ... executive producer (as Ren Zhonglun)
Yûji Sadai ... associate producer
Juliette Schrameck ... associate producer
Hong Wang ... associate producer (as Wang Hong)
Shuai Wei ... associate producer (as Wei Shuai)
Wanli Xing ... line producer
Dong Zhang ... associate producer (as Zhang Dong)

Music by

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Yoshihiro Hanno

Cinematography by

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Nelson Lik-wai Yu ... (as Yu Lik Wai)

Film Editing by

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Matthieu Laclau

Editorial Department

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Kevin Le Dortz ... colorist
Noel Smyth ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jacqueline Alliss ... (casting director, Western Australia)

Art Direction by

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Qiang Liu ... (as Liu Qiang)

Makeup Department

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Shinji Hashimoto ... key makeup artist
Honggui Tan ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Clémentine Le Roy ... production assistant
Justine O. ... production manager
Claire Patronik ... production manager
Celia Simonnet ... post-producer
Dong Zhang ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matt Hodgkinson ... additional assistant director
Jian-Jun Wang ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Yong Wang ... assistant art director
Chungang Zhao ... property master

Sound Department

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Eric Chevallier ... re-recording mixer
Raphaël Devillers ... sound mix technician
Antoine Gervais ... sound mix technician
Olivier Goinard ... re-recording mixer
Juliette Heintz ... sound editor
Zhong Lin Si ... assistant sound
Gregory Vincent ... foley artist
Yang Zhang ... sound designer (as Zhang Yang)
Anne Carbillet ... Sound stage facilities provider (uncredited)

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Laurie Kotfila ... i/o supervisor
Anthony Lestremau ... post production supervisor
Antoine Rousé ... visual effects supervisor: France

Camera and Electrical Department

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Grant Adams ... steadicam operator: Australia
Arthur Bienkowski ... second assistant camera
Karina Davies ... second assistant camera
Ben Hunt ... d.i.t
Li Tian ... camera operator
Jianjun Wang ... first assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Hua Li ... key costumer

Location Management

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Brett Dowson ... location manager: Australia

Other crew

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Jennifer Beale ... unit nurse
Jérémie Charrier ... press assistance
Mathilde Incerti ... press: France
Maya Kavanagh ... production coordinator
Ivy Li ... producer's assistant: Alan Lindsay
Jess Parker ... catering coordinator
Nicola Ripley ... catering coordinator
Kate Separovich ... production coordinator
Jérémie Charrier ... press attaché: France (uncredited)
Mathilde Incerti ... press attaché: France (uncredited)

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Jane Campion ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Au-delà des montagnes (France)
  • Sanga nosutarujia (Japan)
  • Au-delà des montagnes (Canada, English title)
  • Mountains May Depart (United States)
  • Mountains May Depart (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 126 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Some sequences (in the 1999 segment) were filmed by the director and the cinematographer back in 2001. See more »
Goofs 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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Crazy Credits The title appears more than forty minutes after the beginning of the movie. See more »
Quotes Mia: The hardest thing about love is caring.
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