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The Continent (2014)

Hou hui wu qi (original title)
Three men living in the Eastern most island of China go on a road trip to the Western most end of the country, and facing crises of love, friendship, and faith on their journey to the West.


Han Han


Han Han (screenplay)
5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaofeng Feng ... Ma, Hao-Han (as William Feng)
Bo-lin Chen ... Jia, He (as Berlin Chen)
Wallace Chung ... A-Lu
Luodan Wang ... Su Mi
Quan Yuan ... Liu Yingying
Joe Chen ... Zhou Mo (as Chiao-En Chen)
Zhangke Jia ... Su Mi's Uncle
Huayang Gao Huayang Gao ... Hu Sheng
Bai-Ke ... Su Mi's Relative
Lianshun Kong Lianshun Kong ... Su Mi's Relative
Haoran Wang Haoran Wang ... Hao Ran
Qian Li Qian Li ... Studios Actress
Xike Tang Xike Tang ... Hotel Girl
Haitao Liu Haitao Liu ... Liu Yingying's Stepfather
Qinyun Jiang Qinyun Jiang ... Shopping Girl
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Three men living in the Eastern most island of China go on a road trip to the Western most end of the country, and facing crises of love, friendship, and faith on their journey to the West.

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Did You Know?


Director Han Han, as a dog-lover, said he used Alaskan Sled dog in the film, instead of his favorite Golden Retriever, because the latter is less recognizable in the desert. See more »


The Road We Pass
Music, Arranged & Performed by Shu Pu
Lyrics by Shu Pu & Han Han
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where's the logic? where's the consistency?
24 February 2015 | by LogicIsEverythingSee all my reviews

i often found out that most of the Chinese people, or more strictly speaking, the Chinese writers or screenplay writers, are lack of logic whenever they are trying to write a story, a novel and/or a screenplay. let's just take this film as a sample written and directed by a popular blogger:

  • 3 guys with three different accents, but they were written by the screenplay writer/director as best friends growing up on the same tiny island, the most absurd one is the so-called 'teacher', with taiwanese accent.

  • how could it possible a guy with taiwanese accent become a mainland china's teacher? with dirty long hair and beard, a homeless/bum-like guy being a teacher? administered by the Chinese education authorities and to be relocated to the far western region of china? give me a break. An extremely stupid screenplay with boring dialog and bad acting.

  • there's no chemistry among these three guys that showed a strong bond and friendship to each other. they were more like strangers to me but were forced to be the best friends by a stupid casting job.

  • the guy who owned a sedan that was left behind on the island until one day he came back, and decided to use it to send his best friend, a taiwanese guy three thousand plus miles away. yet, after such a long period of storage, the car's battery never died, and could be remotely activated without any problem. what kind of battery was it? after 2 to 3 years, still got plenty juice, yeah, right. and how about this car's 4 tires? still in full inflated condition and none of them became flat?

  • what made the more matured guy suddenly jump onto the platform and started speaking(?) or more precisely, yelling with a microphone that suddenly muted by itself. was he some kinda communist party official who was invited to give a speech? to whom? why those people suddenly turned their back to him and left him stranded on the platform? what's the purpose of this stupid scene?

  • the guy threw a torch through the window opening into his old brick house and started a fire? when there's no obvious piled up stuff in the house, how could it possible for him to start an arson? you think the local Chinese communist authorities would allow him to do whatever he liked? then the fire ignited the gas tank(?) in it and caused an explosion that collapsed the house on each side, and nobody gave a crap about it?

  • when the movie started, we heard a song that praised this island and the people(the islanders) never abandoned their hometown and never left. what a ironical song, man.

  • there's obviously a very obvious yet at the same time, a very goofy hidden agenda of this pathetically written and crafted movie: this movie was a product of advertisement to promote the tourism of this nothing-worth-seeing-visiting island. the blogger turned screenplay writer and director was well-known for his connection with so many commercial parties and business, as his popularity is an ensured investment for tourism.

so as long as nobody cares for the logic, the consistency, the reasoning, the believability of all the above-mentioned falsehood, inappropriateness, the wrong storyline, the wrong casting(all the 3 actors are bad, especially the taiwanese guy and the 3rd younger guy), the hidden commercial agenda that i've just found out in the first 10 minutes; as long as nothing matters, you can always keep watching this crappy movie but not me.

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Release Date:

24 July 2014 (China) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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