GETTING HOME

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.

Year

2007

Duration

97 Mins

Genre

ComedyDrama

Language

Chinese

Country

China,  Hong Kong

Director & Writer

Zhang Yang was born March 28, 1967 in Beijing, China. He graduated from the Director's Department of the Central Theatre Academy. His works, including romantic drama (SPICY LOVE SOUP, 1997), road movie comedy (GETTING HOME, 2007, FULL CIRCLE, 2012) and powerful drama (SUNFLOWER, 2004, SOUL ON A STRING, 2016), achieved great recognition internationally. His films premiered in and won awards at acclaimed festivals as San Sebastian IFF, the Berlinale, Stockholm FF and Tokyo IFF. In recent years, Zhang Yang has moved into documentary film making, with PATHS OF THE SOUL (2015) as his first feature documentary, which premiered in Toronto IFF.

Producers

Stanley Tong
Er Yong
ZHANG Yang

Cast

ZHAO Benshan
Hong Qiwen
Song Dandan
GUO Degang
SUN Haiying
Hu Jun
Xia Yu

Additional Credits

Produced by
Harvey Wong
Produced by
Liu Qiang
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
Production Designer
An Bin
Co-production Company
Beijing Jinqianshengshi Culture Media Co., LTD.
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.