Bei yazi de nanhai (Taking Father Home) (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

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




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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...
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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
Top Critic

A stunning introduction to a rare new talent.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

You may appreciate the ballsy critique of a nation's callous obsession with development and reconstruction.

Full Review… | September 17, 2008
Village Voice
Top Critic

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

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


a small quiet movie that is about a 17 yr old boy from the country who goes to the big city 2 find his father who left the family 6 years b4, the ending was a little confusing but it provides a look at the dichotmy in china of rural life vs. city life.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

With Bringing Father Home being such a great movie you forget that it's an amateur film.The boy left the village a kid but came back as a man who wasn't in his right mind & the journey forever changed him

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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