A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Overview

Wayne Wang's intimate drama A Thousand Years of Good Prayers stars Henry O as Mr. Shi, a Chinese man who, after the death of his wife, decides to travel to the United States in order to see his estranged daughter for the first time in over a decade. Their time together is awkward at first, seeing each other only at dinner when he cooks for her. Shi spends his days taking in the strange culture, improving his language skills, and making a friend in an Iranian woman. Eventually his persistent attempts to forge a ...
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Overview

Wayne Wang's intimate drama A Thousand Years of Good Prayers stars Henry O as Mr. Shi, a Chinese man who, after the death of his wife, decides to travel to the United States in order to see his estranged daughter for the first time in over a decade. Their time together is awkward at first, seeing each other only at dinner when he cooks for her. Shi spends his days taking in the strange culture, improving his language skills, and making a friend in an Iranian woman. Eventually his persistent attempts to forge a connection with his daughter lead to some buried issues bursting forth between the pair.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Interview with Yiyun Li; ; Interview with Henry O; Photo Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 876964001878
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,365

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry O Mr. Shi
Faye Yue Yilan
Vida Ghahremani Madame
Pasha D. Lychnikoff Boris
Technical Credits
Wayne Wang Director, Producer
Deva Anderson Musical Direction/Supervision
Lesley Barber Score Composer
Lesley Barber Score Composer
Rich Cowan Asst. Director, Producer
Vincent De Felice Production Designer
Philip Huffman Casting
Yukie Kito Producer
Yasushi Kotani Executive Producer
Jooick Lee Executive Producer
Patrick Lindenmaier Cinematographer
Delphine Robertson Musical Direction/Supervision
Deirdre Slevin Editor
Taiso Son Executive Producer
Tom Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Todd Thaler Casting
Li Yiyun Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Thousands Years of Good Prayers
1. Welcome to America/Opening Credits [4:33]
2. Cooking Class [5:19]
3. Exploration [5:43]
4. New Acquaintances [13:01]
5. Stories [5:30]
6. Madam [4:54]
7. Daughters [10:29]
8. Last Minute Plans [4:23]
9. Surprise Visits [3:49]
10. Worried Dad [6:45]
11. Family Secrets [12:13]
12. Goodbyes/End Credits [6:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Thousands Years of Good Prayers
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         5.1 Dolby Digital
         2.0 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         Spanish
         Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Interview With Yiyun Li
      Interview With Henry O
      Photo Gallery
      Also From Magnolia Home Entertainment
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