Sep 16, 2009
Directed by Zhang Yang
Rated Not Rated, 101 min. - subtitled
Part of the Global Lens Series
In this soulful and humane comedy, Zhao, a middle?aged construction worker, struggles to fulfill a dying co?worker's last wish to be buried in China's Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague's body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters ? and even discovering love in some unlikely quarters. Director Zhang Yang's humorous and moving tale of friendship offers a powerful, and sometimes slapstick, commentary on the value of community and human connectivity in modern China.
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