Coming Home (2015)
Critic Consensus: The rare tearjerking melodrama with sociopolitical subtext, Coming Home plucks the heartstrings with thought-provoking power.
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as Feng Wanyu
as Lu Yanshi
as Dan Dan
as Director of the Propaganda Work Team
as Comrade Liu
as Instructor Deng
as Ballet Headmaster
as Gong Suzhen
as Fang's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Coming Home
Intriguingly, the director has successfully woven a Kafkaesque metaphor into a classically Chinese melodrama.
A modern yet timeless tragedy that's desperate, sad and rich with devotion.
Chen and Gong, two of China's most respected actors, offer two great performances in a film about love, loss and perseverance that will nearly break your heart.
Daoming just manages to keep the material from turning into a sentimental variation on "Waiting for Godot."
Heartbreaking in its depiction of ordinary lives affected by political upheaval, this ode to the fundamental values that survive even under such dire circumstances has an epic gravity that recalls another great historical romance, Doctor Zhivago.
Audience Reviews for Coming Home
Li Gong shines in a nuanced performance that conveys many emotions such as sadness, confusion and a desperate longing for her husband; it is just a pity, though, that the film feels a bit repetitive and there is even an unnecessary revelation about an incident in the character's past.