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Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles

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5 out of 10 Great balance of traditional and modern filmmaking
Lynne from Dublin, 18 Aug 2010
Not the typical epic and historical Zhang Yimou film, but that's definitely not a criticism. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles is a simple and touching about an aging father's attempt to reconnect with his dying son by traveling to rural China to film the son's favorite Chinese opera. The journey provides many physical, linguistic and humanly obstacles for the sullen father, portrayed by the legendary Ken Takakura, but he endures the hardships out of the love for his son and the kindness in th
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For the first time in years, aging fisherman Takata Gou-ichi boards a bullet train to Tokyo when he learns his estranged son is gravely ill. But at the hospital, his son refuses to see him. Daughter-in-law Rie urges Takata to watch a videotape of a documentary his son was filming in rural China. Moved by what he sees, Takata vows to complete his son's work. Though laden with obstacles, his odyssey into the heart of China and the kinship he develops with a fatherless boy and...

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