Postmen in the Mountains (Nashan naren nagou) Reviews

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May 5, 2005
Look at Me is sly, discomfiting and a great exploration of fame and beauty.
April 28, 2005
Viewers who don't mind reading subtitles will be rewarded as they gradually get sucked in by the lush cinematography and a first-class, heartfelt story.
April 8, 2005
The beauty of Huo Ji Anqi's film transcends China's lush Hunan province to focus on the peace that comes from within.
April 1, 2005
It's a beautiful, slightly devastating parable.
February 17, 2005
A single, potent image can encapsulate an entire movie.
February 17, 2005
Recommended without reservation.
January 15, 2005
A quietly touching little Chinese film that wrings considerable beauty and poignancy from seemingly the simplest of subjects.
January 4, 2005
The sentimentality is made palatable by the shrewdly low-key approach...unlikely to bowl you over, but in its quiet, unassuming way it may touch your heart.
December 31, 2004
The simplicity of Postmen in the Mountains is much of the film's charm.
December 31, 2004
A film so simple and straightforward that its buried emotions catch us a little by surprise.
December 31, 2004
It's a beautiful journey that nicely captures the passing of the baton from one generation to the next.
December 23, 2004
This is an achingly gorgeous film of great eloquence and simplicity.
November 18, 2004
It's a love letter to the myriad ways, large and small, that mail handlers change lives the world over.
November 12, 2004
Predictable in its themes and execution, Postmen in the Mountains is nonetheless quite moving thanks to its gorgeous cinematography and a story that manages to be emotionally resonate despite its familiarity.
November 4, 2004
A work of exquisitely wrought simplicity.
November 4, 2004
Nicely shot without over-poeticizing the landscape, and unaffectedly played, it's a gentle character piece, sans grand emotions and stressing conservative values.
November 4, 2004
Beautifully shot in austere, yet lush, mountainous territory, the movie quietens the spirit into almost trancelike contemplation of the huge emotions that surge through the most insignificant lives.
October 22, 2004
It's a simple tale of father-and-son bonding that director Huo Jianqi injects with a quiet power, and it benefits greatly from the gorgeous lushness of its backdrop.
October 21, 2004
This sentimental tale of a rural mailman is set in the south-central Hunan province of China.
August 10, 2004
quietly thrilling from start to finish
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