Na Shan Na Ren Na Gou (2003)

Na Shan Na Ren Na Gou



Critic Consensus: A lushly shot, quietly moving tale of inter-generational bonding in the highlands of China.

Movie Info

Huo Jianqi, former art director for noted Chinese filmmaker Tian Zhuangzhuang, debuted with this delicately wrought, beautifully photographed drama about delivering the mail to remote mountain villages in southeastern China's Hunan province. A father (Teng Rujun) prepares to hand his 112-mile mail route over to his son. At dawn, the two embark on the three-day round trip on foot. Traveling along the rugged landscape of wind-blown hills, craggy rocks, and winding rivers, the son learns not only … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Si Wu
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 2003


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Critic Reviews for Na Shan Na Ren Na Gou

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (21)

The beauty of Huo Ji Anqi's film transcends China's lush Hunan province to focus on the peace that comes from within.

Full Review… | April 8, 2005
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Recommended without reservation.

Full Review… | February 17, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

A quietly touching little Chinese film that wrings considerable beauty and poignancy from seemingly the simplest of subjects.

Full Review… | January 15, 2005
Chicago Tribune
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A film so simple and straightforward that its buried emotions catch us a little by surprise.

Full Review… | December 31, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is an achingly gorgeous film of great eloquence and simplicity.

Full Review… | December 23, 2004
Dallas Morning News
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It's a love letter to the myriad ways, large and small, that mail handlers change lives the world over.

Full Review… | November 18, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Na Shan Na Ren Na Gou

Simple meditative film about a father handing over the reigns of his postman job to his son during one last journey through the Hunan mountains. A lovely film, enough to make you envy them their day job and the scenery and cinematography are stunning. HIghly recommended for people who like walking.

Lesley N

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