Postmen in the Mountains (Nashan naren nagou)
Postmen in the Mountains (Nashan naren nagou) (2003)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A lushly shot, quietly moving tale of inter-generational bonding in the highlands of China.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

The beauty of Huo Ji Anqi's film transcends China's lush Hunan province to focus on the peace that comes from within.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film so simple and straightforward that its buried emotions catch us a little by surprise.

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Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Look at Me is sly, discomfiting and a great exploration of fame and beauty.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Recommended without reservation.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

This is an achingly gorgeous film of great eloquence and simplicity.

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Meg Jones
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A quietly touching little Chinese film that wrings considerable beauty and poignancy from seemingly the simplest of subjects.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's a love letter to the myriad ways, large and small, that mail handlers change lives the world over.

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M.E. Russell
Oregonian

It's a beautiful, slightly devastating parable.


Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Lesley N
Simple meditative film about a father handing over the reigns of his postman job to his son during one last journey through the Hunan mountains. A lovely film,… More