DVD

So Long, My Son - Di jiu tian chang

Xiaoshuai WangChina – 2019 – More information on this movie

OV/german/french

CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00

«We're waiting to grow old». This sentence briefly sums up Yaoyun and his wife Liyun's bitter realisation about their lives. They were once a happy family – until their son drowned playing by a reservoir. And so Yaojun and Liyun leave their home and plunge into the big city, although nobody knows them there and they cannot even understand the local dialect. Their adopted son Liu Xing does not offer them the comfort they had hoped for either. Defiantly rejecting his 'foreign' parents, he one day disappears altogether. The married couple are repeatedly enmeshed in their memories. Finally, they decide to return to the site of their lost hopes. In this family saga spanning three decades of Chinese history, the private and the political merge and the individual gets caught up in the gears of a society in the throes of constant change. Part melodrama, part critique of the times, this film takes us from the country's upheaval in the 1980s following the Cultural Revolution to the prospering turbo-capitalism of the present day. Told in sweeping tableaux, it makes visible the deep scars that lie beneath the surface of an ostensibly unbroken success story.

«Yong is wonderful. But the film’s greatest turn comes from Wang Jingchun as Yaojun. It's in his ordinary goodness that the film finds, then repeatedly breaks, your heart, before a subtly momentous finale which perhaps, after all the sorrow, is the happiest ending in recent memory.» The Variety

trigon-film dvd-edition 360
Language OV mandarin Subitles deutsch, français
Length 180 min. Screen format 1:1.85 - 16/9 PAL, color Sound DD 5.1 Region code All regions
Bonus Booklet - Trailer

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