Bei yazi de nanhai (Taking Father Home) (2006)

Bei yazi de nanhai (Taking Father Home)


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A 17 year old boy from a village in the Sechuan province leaves for the big city looking for his father, who left 6 years before and has not been heard of since. The fact that his mother still receives money his father does nothing to tame his anger. He his not looking for a warm reunion, it is unconcealed revenge that drives him. Totally lost, he roams the big city with his basket of ducks on his back...

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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On DVD: Aug 24, 2010
Tidepoint Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Bei yazi de nanhai (Taking Father Home)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Rarely has a filmmaker done more with less.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009
Chicago Reader
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A stunning introduction to a rare new talent.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
New York Times
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You may appreciate the ballsy critique of a nation's callous obsession with development and reconstruction.

Full Review… | September 17, 2008
Village Voice
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Paints an evocative picture of modern China.

Full Review… | September 14, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's little insight to be found in Ying's presentation of even seemingly helpful citizens as fundamentally cruel and animalistic.

Full Review… | September 23, 2008
Slant Magazine

Simply brilliant film-making for less than $5000. For anybody the least bit curious about China today and who has a taste for sophisticated comedy, this is not to be missed.

Full Review… | September 20, 2008

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