TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Country: Hong Kong, China
Language: Chinese
Year: 2007
Running Time: 97 min
SYNOPSIS
Co-workers Zhao and Liu, old friends both in their 50's, were drinking heavily one day when Liu died unexpectedly. In keeping with a promise to his friend, Zhao decides to travel thousands of miles across China to bring the body home. With next to no money and a corpse behind his back, Zhao’s tragicomic odyssey brings him face-to-face with all manners of Chinese people in a world of rapidly changing values and mores. Based on a true story.
CREDITS
Director Zhang Yang
Produced by Harvey Wong
Produced by Liu Qiang
Producer Stanley Tong
Producer Er Yong
Producer Zhang Yang
Co- Producer Michael J. Werner
Co- Producer Wouter Barendrecht
Screenplay Zhang Yang
Screenplay Yao Wang
Line Producer Gao Da Kuan
Line Producer Bobo Au
Production Manager Wang Hong
Director of Photography Yu Lik Wai
Director of Photography Lai Yiu Fai
Co-production Company Beijing Jinqianshengshi Culture Media Co., LTD.
Production Designer An Bin
Art Director Tong Tong
Sound Director Danrong Wang
Lighting Designer Chi Ming Wong
Make-up Artist Jianping Liu
Costume Designer Chongnan He
Editor Yang Hongyu
Production Company Filmko Entertainment Ltd.
CAST
Zhao Ben Shan as Zhao
Hong Qi Wen as Liu
Song Dan Dan as Middle-aged Woman
Guo De Gang as Ringleader
Hu Jun as Lorry Driver
Sun Hai Ying as Old Police
Xia Yu as Traveller
ADDITIONAL INFO
Berlin 2007: prize of the Ecumenical Jury; Grand Prize, Trondheilm Film Festival 2007 Audience Award, Barcelona Asian Film Festival 2007 Best Film, Vladivostock Film Festival 2007 Audience Award, Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival 2007
 
Zhang Yang  | director
Zhang Yang was born March 28, 1967 in Beijing, China. He graduated from the Director's Department of the Central Theatre Academy. In 1997, he directed his first feature SPICY LOVE SOUP which was in competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival and swept all the domestic Chinese awards. His second film SHOWER (1999) also went on to win awards at a wide array of festivals in Canada, Spain, Greece, Holland, the United States, Argentina and Italy. His third feature QUITTING (2001) scored at the Chinese box office and won FIPRESCI Prize at the Stockholm Film Festival. His fourth film SUNFLOWER (2004) won Best Director and Best Cinematography at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. His fifth film GETTING HOME (2007) won the Ecumenical Award at Berlin Film Festival. In 2010, he directed DRIVELESS.  FULL CIRCLE (2012) is his latest feature film.
Filmography
2012    FULL CIRCLE
2010    DRIVERLESS
2007    GETTING HOME
2005    SUNFLOWER
2001    QUITTING
1999    SHOWER
1998    SPICY LOVE SOUP
 
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PUBLICITY & REVIEWS
AWARDS
Year Category Awarded By Award Result Award Recipient
2007 Ecumenical Jury Berlin International Film Festival Winner Zhang Yang