The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin) (2001)
Critic Consensus: Beautifully filmed, The Road Home is a simple touching and tender love story.
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City businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his home village in North China for the funeral of his father, the village teacher. He finds his elderly mother insisting that all the traditional burial customs be observed, despite the fact that times have changed so much. Yusheng realizes that his mother's wishes must be respected. On the day of the funural more than one hundred of Changyu's former pupils turn up to carry the coffin - and none of them will accept payment. Before returning to the city, Yusheng symbolically honors his father's dearest wish: He spends one day teaching in the village school. … More
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as Young Zhao Di
as Luo Changyu
as Elderly Zhao Di
as Elderly Mayor
as Luo Yusheng
as Young Mayor
as Elderly Carpenter Xi...
as Young Carpenter Xia
as Crockery Repairman
as Luo Changyu
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Critic Reviews for The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin)
If this film's coda doesn't move you to tears, you'd better make an appointment with your cardiologist.
A layered, delicately but surely romantic tribute to the simplicity and grace of a bygone era.
Celebrates a beauty and heroism around us that we often miss in both our movies and our lives.
Zhang Yimou focuses so frequently on Ziyi's face in extreme close-up that she sticks like a daguerreotype to your retina -- and then your heart.
A gentle, engaging narrative of constancy and devotion against all odds.
Audience Reviews for The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin)
A really sweet, heartwarming, simple sort of love story. Chinese mysticism meets Hans Christian Anderson sugar. Reminds me of my road home.
A true Romantic Film Here might even be considered a Chick Flick by some. Its about a man in China who is called home to bury his father, who was the village school teacher, so begins the novel as to how he met the man's mother who was a village girl who fell in love with the teacher at first sight. Not the typical American Love story, its better then that. Got to give it 5 Stars,
A simple, gentle but very effective film. Beautifully shot and wonderfully acted The Road Home captures perfectly the sweet melancholy of returning home. A brilliant relationship is brought to life in the most simple ways but they work. A calm and collected film that knows how to tell it's story.
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