Through the precise point-of-view, Ang Lee proves to the world that culture shock and generational conflict is so much more than what it seems on the surface. A being a good example of the cinema art, issues here aren't the by product of social hierarchy and cultural intolerance, it is about humanity. The story follows the long-practiced Tai Chi master Mr. Chu as the victim of Communism thus moved to America, close to his own son, than discovers that being a guest in someone else's country really strips away one's prideful past and identity. The film did not offer a resolution from a social perspective because in many ways, Pushing Hands isn't solely social commentary as it may appears to be. Instead, like most Italian Neo-realism films, a glimpse of hope for the pursuit of happiness was given. At the end, we see Mr. Chu and his well reserved liking towards Mrs. Chen is once again re-kindled. Although two of them were brought together by their familiarity, fate has put them on the same wayward path. This time, they live in high-rise apartments. And against the urban backdrop much different from where they're from, a connection was made. The film then fade to black. Like the smile at the end of The Bicycle Thief, and the marching band in last shot of Nights Of Cabiria, a hint of hope was given, leaving the audience on edge, in the same time emotionally satisfied.