Nashan naren nagou (Postmen in the Mountains)
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Nashan naren nagou (Postmen in the Mountains)
Huo Jianqi, former art director for noted Chinese filmmaker Tian Zhuangzhuang, debuted with this delicately wrought, beautifully photographed drama about delivering the mail to remote mountain villages in southeastern China's Hunan province. A father (Teng Rujun) prepares to hand his 112-mile mail route over to his son. At dawn, the two embark on the three-day round trip on foot. Traveling along the rugged landscape of wind-blown hills, craggy rocks, and winding rivers, the son learns not only about the isolated communities to which they deliver mail but also about his own father. Postmen… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The beauty of Huo Ji Anqi's film transcends China's lush Hunan province to focus on the peace that comes from within."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"A film so simple and straightforward that its buried emotions catch us a little by surprise."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's a beautiful, slightly devastating parable."
‑ M.E. Russell, Oregonian
"The simplicity of Postmen in the Mountains is much of the film's charm."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Recommended without reservation."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Look at Me is sly, discomfiting and a great exploration of fame and beauty."
‑ Phoebe Flowers, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"A single, potent image can encapsulate an entire movie."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"It's a beautiful journey that nicely captures the passing of the baton from one generation to the next."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"A quietly touching little Chinese film that wrings considerable beauty and poignancy from seemingly the simplest of subjects."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Viewers who don't mind reading subtitles will be rewarded as they gradually get sucked in by the lush cinematography and a first-class, heartfelt story."
‑ Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The sentimentality is made palatable by the shrewdly low-key approach...unlikely to bowl you over, but in its quiet, unassuming way it may touch your heart."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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