The Road Home Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for The Road Home the Movie

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Sweet story about enduring love. Luo Yuseng (Honglei) returns to his Chinese village to bury his father. He learns his mother wants to have a funeral ritual performed as a mark of respect, which involves carrying the coffin to the cemetery. Flashbacks show how young illiterate beauty Zhao Di (Ziyi) caught the eye of Luo Changyu (Hao), the new schoolteacher, who comes from the city and is of a higher class. But Changyu falls victim to the political climate of the '50s and must leave her behind, promising to return. And she promises to wait. The flashbacks are filmed in color while the present is filmed in B&W. Chinese with subtitles.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 89 minutes.
Originally from Chinese.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Funerals, Flashback, China, Dedicated Teachers, Period Piece: 1950s, Widows & Widowers, Moms, Hard Knock Life
Screenplay
Bao Shi
Cast
Zhang Ziyi, Sun Honglei, Zheng Hao, Zhao Yuelin, Li Bin
Cinematography
Hou Yong
Director
Zhang Yimou
Music
San Bao
Other
Wu Lala, Zhai Ru, Cao Jiuping, Dong Huamiao
Producer
Zhao Yu, Guangxi Film Studio, Columbia Film Production Asia, Beijing New Picture Film Company, Sony Pictures Classics

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