Coming Home 2015

Coming Home

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The rare tearjerking melodrama with sociopolitical subtext, Coming Home plucks the heartstrings with thought-provoking power.

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A former political prisoner (Chen Daoming) tries to help his wife (Gong Li) regain her memory and rediscover their love for each other.

Cast & Crew

Gong Li
Feng Wanyu
Tao Guo
Director of the Propaganda Work Team
Liu Peiqi
Comrade Liu
Feng Zu
Instructor Deng
Xin Baiqing
Ballet Headmaster
Chen Xiaoyi
Gong Suzhen
Ding Jiali
Fang's Wife
Zou Jingzhi
Screenwriter
Jerry Ye
Producer
Li Li
Producer
David Linde
Executive Producer
Pang Liwei
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Critic Reviews for Coming Home

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (71) | Rotten (9)

  • Intriguingly, the director has successfully woven a Kafkaesque metaphor into a classically Chinese melodrama.

    October 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A modern yet timeless tragedy that's desperate, sad and rich with devotion.

    October 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • 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.

    October 1, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Daoming just manages to keep the material from turning into a sentimental variation on "Waiting for Godot."

    October 1, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

    Maggie Lee

    Variety
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  • Coming Home sinks into a conventional tragic romance rut that not even engaging performances by Gong and Chen can save.

    October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Coming Home

  • May 30, 2015
    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.
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