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So Long, My Son (2019)

Di Jiu Tian Chang (original title)
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Two married couples adjust to the vast social and economic changes taking place in China from the 1980s to the present.

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Xiaoshuai Wang
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jingchun Wang ... Yaojun Liu
Mei Yong ... Liyun Wang
Xi Qi ... Moli Shen
Roy Wang ... Xing Liu (15 Years) (as Yuan Wang)
Jiang Du ... Hao Shen
Liya Ai Liya Ai ... Haiyan Li
Cheng Xu Cheng Xu ... Yingming Shen
Jingjing Li ... Meiyu Gao
Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang ... Xinjian Zhang (as Yangouzhang Zhao)
Zhenjiang Bao Zhenjiang Bao ... Chairman
Shuang Wu Shuang Wu ... Moli Shen (17 Years)
Zizi Wang ... Jing Tong
Xinyuan Zhang Xinyuan Zhang ... Hao Shen (12 Years)
Jiachen Wu Jiachen Wu ... Xing Liu (12 Years)
Yajun Wang Yajun Wang ... Yaojun Liu's Sister
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'We're waiting to grow old'. This sentence briefly sums up Yaoyun and his wife Liyun's bitter realization about their lives. They were once a happy family - until their son drowned playing by a reservoir. And so Yaojun and Liyun leave their home and plunge into the big city, although nobody knows them there and they cannot even understand the local dialect. Their adopted son Liu Xing does not offer them the comfort they had hoped for either. Defiantly rejecting his 'foreign' parents, he one day disappears altogether. The married couple are repeatedly enmeshed in their memories. Finally, they decide to return to the site of their lost hopes. In this family saga spanning three decades of Chinese history, the private and the political merge and the individual gets caught up in the gears of a society in the throes of constant change. Part melodrama, part critique of the times, this film takes us from the country's upheaval in the 1980s following the Cultural Revolution to the prospering ... Written by Anonymous

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Filmed in three months. See more »

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Moli Shen: In love, women are stupid.
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Septiembre 2019 (2019) See more »

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Divine actors and heartbroken scenario
12 July 2019 | by aydarnicolasSee all my reviews

What an incredible and sensitive portrait of the richest and the most powerful country in the world. Very long but you should stay (I talk to europeans, I know US don't like long and foreign language) because the last hour is something I've never seen yet : you'll cry so much, it's so pure, delicate, deeply sad. The last image will stay forever in my head. The actors are amazing and I'm glad they won a price at Berlin Film Festival.


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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (China) See more »

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$8,092,902
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Dongchun Films See more »
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