Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles ()

directed by Zhang Yimou
featuring Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terashima, Li Jiamin, Qiu Lin, Jiang Wen

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On the heels of such extravagant historical swordplay epics as Hero and House of Flying Daggers, Mainland Chinese director Zhang Yimou returns to the reins to tell this intimate tale of an aging father who attempts to remedy a longstanding rift with his grown son. Summoned to Tokyo by his daughter-in-law, Rie (Shinobu Terajima), village fisherman Gou-ichi Takata (Ken Takakura), arrives at a city hospital to find his son, Ken-ichi (Kiichi Nakai), bedridden by liver cancer. Though Gou-ichi attempts to use the visit as a ...

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Myrtie W

Jun 9, 2011

I confess that I love Chinese movies. This was purchased for our Chinese Film Festival.
It has a nice story and the actors are appealing.
All the villagers are noble, all the prisoners are clean and kind, the prison officials are compassionate guys, and the minions are always helpful and self sacrificing.
Yes, it is another Chinese vehicle for symbolism, propaganda and all the rest of it. I loved it. :)
It is well worth the watching.

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