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Hou hui wu qi (2014)

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.

Director:

Han Han

Writer:

Han Han (screenplay)
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Cast

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 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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Road movie

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Release Date:

24 July 2014 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Continent See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,559,100
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Shaofeng Feng fell from the stage and broke his left arm while shooting the last take in the last scene of the film, but the scene was later cut by director Han Han. See more »

Soundtracks

The Road We Pass
Music, Arranged & Performed by Shu Pu
Lyrics by Shu Pu & Han Han
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Quirky road movie
18 November 2014 | by FrolloSee all my reviews

Three twenty-something friends live on a remote island in the easternmost part of China. When one of them, a school teacher, is transferred by his employers to the westernmost part of the country, his friends decide to accompany him on the journey. They all have their own motives to leave home and during the trip they will get to know their country and the people that inhabit it, as well as each other and themselves.

Director Han Han is one of China's most famous writers, so with only one other IMDb user review thus far, I'm surprised to see this film doesn't have received much more attention. A shame, really, for it's an entertaining road movie, with some quirky characters and fun story developments. Of course, I may have missed a layer or two. Chinese moviegoers may very well view it as a satire of Chinese society. I don't know enough about this fascinating country to be sure about that.

The pacing is calm, perhaps a bit boring to some, but the Chinese cityscapes and countryside make for breathtaking visuals at times.

Not a great movie, but worth a watch.


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