Postmen in the Mountains (Nashan naren nagou)

2003

Postmen in the Mountains (Nashan naren nagou)

Critics Consensus

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

96%

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Total Count: 24

93%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 569
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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 about the isolated communities to which they deliver mail but also about his own father. Postmen in the Mountains was screened at the 1999 Montreal Film Festival.

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  • Mar 25, 2011
    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.
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