Postmen in the Mountains (Nashan naren nagou) Reviews

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.
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.
December 31, 2004
A film so simple and straightforward that its buried emotions catch us a little by surprise.
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.
October 19, 2004
The notion that every generation is fundamentally the same gets hammered home so relentlessly that it becomes suffocating,
November 7, 2003
A collection of otherwise unremarkable vignettes and flashbacks presents many quietly telling moments that bring a lump to the throat.
July 9, 2003
Dreamy and deliberate.