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Getting Home (Luo Ye Gui Gen)

Directed by: Zhang Yang

Cast: Zhao Benshan, Hong Qiwen, Song Dandan

Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Rating: Unrated

Release Date: November 27, 2009

Global Lens 2009

Plot: An older man brings his dead friend to his home in the Three Gorges Dam region to be buried and reunited with his ancestors. It’s a buddy movie between a man and a corpse.

Who’S It For? People who like foreign films, not fans of Weekend at Bernie’s.


I had to draw the Weekend at Bernie’s comparison early on because although this isn’t a wacky ’80s comedy, it does involve a relationship between a living man and one who is dead. Zhao (Benshan) carts his deceased friend, Liu, home across much of China because of a promise he once made. The film walks a fine line between buddy comedy between a living and
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