Coming home

Coming home

DVD - 2016 | Chinese
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"Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Classics,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 109 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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salsun
Aug 11, 2017

It's a sincere movie

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GypzyMizzP
Jul 26, 2017

Realistic and beautiful!

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akirakato
Apr 04, 2017

This is a 2014 Chinese historical drama directed by Zhang Yimou, based on the novel:"The Criminal Lu Yanshi (陆犯焉识; 陸犯焉識)" written by novelist Geling Yan.
Lu Yanshi was a professor before being sent to the labor camp during the Cultural Revolution.
He escaped from the labor camp in Xining to meet his long-missed wife Feng Wanyu and daughter Dandan.
However, the police were already waiting outside the house to arrest him.
It is one of the profoundly heart-wrenching and heartbreaking tragedies the Cultural Revolution had caused in China.

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Annieoywong
Apr 01, 2017

An emotional film by Director Zhang Yimou and actress Gong Li. A husband was arrested for twenty years during the Cultural Revolution, when he came home after his release, he found his beloved wife had amnesia and did not recognize him. As a stranger in his own home, he tried patiently and unconditionally all ways to awaken his wife's memory.
The story showed the eternal love between the couples. Gong Li performed well as the wife.

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Mandyandme
Mar 27, 2017

This movie is by far my favorite poignant film. I won't tell you which scene it is that tore my heart right out of me. English subtitles are short; doesn't interfere with watching the movie. Also, it's so great to watch something that does not contain horrible foul language, sex and violence. Not a "man's movie", I think. I will watch it again and again!

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elpostino
Feb 25, 2017

wow!!

I watched the movie quite a few times hoping every time that the ending may change..

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jimg2000
Nov 14, 2016

A tear-jerking love story during the horrors of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and its long lasting damage to China's social fabric, based on Yan Geling’s novel "The Criminal Lu Yanshi." From critics:

7.3/10 IMDb, 3.5/4 Roger Ebert, 90% Rotten Tomatoes, 81% Metacritic.

A former political prisoner (Chen Daoming) tries to help his wife (Gong Li) regain her memory and rediscover their love for each other.

d2013 Aug 29, 2016

Beautifully done!

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voisjoe1_0
Aug 05, 2016

Director Zhang Yimou and Actress Gong LI collaborated on six internationally acclaimed films from mid 80’s to mid 90’s and then went their separate ways. Together again for this film, they made this film which is very reminiscent of the heights they achieved early in their careers. The film explores the tragedy brought about by Mao’s Cultural Revolution where a person could be sent to a prison sentence for 20 years for insufficient fervor for Maoism. A super tragic film performed by two great actors and a great director. Gong LI herself got naturalized as a Singaporean citizen because of China’s lack of civil liberties.

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maipenrai
Aug 02, 2016

I fell in love with Li Gong almost 30 years ago when I saw "Red Sorghum", Ju Dou" and later "Raise the Red Lantern". Her face, still exquisite after all these years expresses more emotion without words than many actors can hope to accomplish with soliloquies. This beautiful film about love and devotion is wonderful to watch and speaks of hope and reconciliation with grace and beauty. I highly recommend this film and others with this consummate Chinese actress. bookwoman & AbbyTabby

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jimg2000
Nov 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

Please tell me, why did he do it? What did you do to him?
-Who's asking the questions here?
--She just wants to know. It's been so long since she heard from him. It's only human.
-Deputy Li, with all due respect... Try not to forget which side you're on.
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What about me? Did you think about me?
-Since you were young, I've always put you first. But this time I must think of your father.
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"THE RED DETACHMENT OF WOMEN"
Sailing the seas depends on the helmsman
Life and growth depend on the sun
Rain and dewdrops nourish the crops
Making revolution depends on Mao Zedong Thought
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Yu doesn't lock her door. Why not?
-Ever since that night you couldn't get in she stopped looking the door. She's always saying, "I must never lock Lu out again."

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jimg2000
Nov 14, 2016

The "Dj vu" theory suggests that, through imagination, the human brain can create fictional memories.
When encountering similar moments in real life, the patient can subconsciously activate the fictional memories and make them seem real.
-For example?
For example... Places you have lived, familiar locations, movies you have seen, music you have listened to, letters, books, old photos... They may all be helpful.
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I just don't get it. She forgets everything, but remembers all my faults.
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If this goes on any longer, to her I'll eventually become nothing more than a letter reader.
-Father. Everything that you've done so far was to be close to her, to take care of her. Does the rest really matter?
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He's been gone for so long. When will you release him? Give me a date. It's just me and my child. Day in and day out we wait for him. We want him back for the New Year! Tell me! When will he be released? How much longer do we have to wait? Tell me! Answer me! When will he get out? ...

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