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So Long, My Son (2019)

Dijiutianchang (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

Credited cast:
Liya Ai Liya Ai ... Haiyan Li
Jiang Du ... Hao Shen
Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang ... Xinjian Zhang
Jingjing Li ... Meiyu Gao
Xi Qi ... Moli Shen
Jingchun Wang ... Yaojun Liu
Roy Wang ... Xing Liu
Cheng Xu Cheng Xu ... Yingming Shen
Mei Yong ... Liyun Wang
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Storyline

'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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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

So Long, My Son See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,092,902
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Dongchun Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This film was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the two main acting awards, with Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei winning the Silver Bear for Best Actor and Actress, respectively. See more »

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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Septiembre 2019 (2019) See more »

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Good epic chinese drama
31 October 2019 | by adecioSee all my reviews

A lot of people was recommended this title for me to see in the Sao Paulo International Festival. I gave an opportunity and I think is really good epic drama about a family over the years in China. I had some problems in the middle of the story, but I could recover my interest on this when the characters were getting more layers. In some parts, I was very emotional.


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