Getting Home

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 2007
  • Running time: 110 min
Getting Home (simplified Chinese: 落叶归根; traditional Chinese: 落葉歸根; pinyin: Lùo yè gūi gēn) is a 2007 Chinese comedy/drama film directed by Zhang Yang and starring Chinese comedian Zhao Benshan. It is episodic and follows two workers in their 50s, Zhao... read more
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Getting Home (simplified Chinese: 落叶归根; traditional Chinese: 落葉歸根; pinyin: Lùo yè gūi gēn) is a 2007 Chinese comedy/drama film directed by Zhang Yang and starring Chinese comedian Zhao Benshan. It is episodic and follows two workers in their 50s, Zhao (Zhao Benshan) and Liu (Hong Qiwen). The film opens when Liu unexpectedly dies after a night of drinking and Zhao decides to fulfill a promise to his friend to get him home, beginning a long odyssey from Shenzhen to Chongqing with Liu's corpse on his back. Along the way, Zhao meets a variety of figures, played by several of China's better known character actors. Getting Home is Zhang Yang's fifth feature film. It was produced by Filmko Entertainment of Hong Kong and the Beijing Jinqianshengshi Culture Media company of the People's Republic of China. International sales and distribution was by Fortissimo Films out of Amsterdam. Getting Home's original title derives from a Chinese proverb meaning "A falling leaf returns to its roots." It is apparently based on a true story.

Original Release

01/01/2007

Cast

Qiwen Hong Old Liu
Wu Ma The Old Man at the Funeral
Qi Zhang The Passenger
Benshan Zhao Old Zhao
Degang Guo The Hijacker
Jun Hu The Lorry Driver
Haiying Sun Old Policeman
Fan Liao The Young Policeman
Jinshan Liu The Crooked Restaurant Boss
Tao Guo The Beekeeper
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Yang Zhang, Wang Zhang

Writers

Yao Wang, Yang Zhang

Cast

Qiwen Hong Old Liu
Wu Ma The Old Man at the Funeral
Qi Zhang The Passenger
Benshan Zhao Old Zhao
Degang Guo The Hijacker
Jun Hu The Lorry Driver
Haiying Sun Old Policeman
Fan Liao The Young Policeman
Jinshan Liu The Crooked Restaurant Boss
Tao Guo The Beekeeper
Yuanyuan Liu The Lady - Lots of Makeup
Bo Liu The Tractor Driver
Ying Chen The Beekeeper's Wife
Yi Sha Na The Nurse
Lin Xiong Zhang The Blood Donation 'Point Man'
Dong Ming Wu The Shelter Officer
Chang Guo Li Truck Driver #1
Chao Yang Truck Driver #2
Ping Xie
Yao Wang Young Cop

Producers

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