Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

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Director: Zhang Yimou

Cast: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terashima

     
 

On the heels of such extravagant historical swordplay epics as Hero and House of Flying Daggers, Mainland Chinese director Zhang Yimou returns to the reins to tell this intimate tale of an aging father who attempts to remedy a longstanding rift with his grown son.See more details below

Overview

On the heels of such extravagant historical swordplay epics as Hero and House of Flying Daggers, Mainland Chinese director Zhang Yimou returns to the reins to tell this intimate tale of an aging father who attempts to remedy a longstanding rift with his grown son. Summoned to Tokyo by his daughter-in-law, Rie (Shinobu Terajima), village fisherman Gou-ichi Takata (Ken Takakura), arrives at a city hospital to find his son, Ken-ichi (Kiichi Nakai), bedridden by liver cancer. Though Gou-ichi attempts to use the visit as a catalyst to heal a decade-long dispute between the pair, stubborn Ken-ichi rejects his father's attempt at reconciliation outright. Subsequently handed a videotape by Rie before departing back to the countryside, Gou-ichi returns home unsuccessful in his efforts to build a bridge of peace between himself and his ailing son. Upon watching the videotape, a research project exploring the Chinese folk arts that was shot by Ken-ichi in the Southern province of Yunnan, Gou-ichi is oddly affected by the onscreen failure of his son in convincing well-known opera singer Li Jiamin (playing himself) to perform the titular song, a classic operatic piece espousing the values of friendship. Now determined to travel to Yunnan and videotape the performance that his son could not, Gou-ichi embarks on a life-changing quest that will not only give him a greater understanding of the relationship between himself and his own son, but set into motion a healing process that will also have a profound impact on the troubled opera singer and the man's long-lost illegitimate son as well.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2007
UPC:
0043396165854
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
62,656

Special Features

Making of featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ken Takakura Gou-ichi Takata
Kiichi Nakai Ken-ichi Takata
Shinobu Terashima Rie Takata
Li Jiamin Li Jiamin
Qiu Lin "Lingo"
Jiang Wen Actor
Yang Zhenbo Yang-yang

Technical Credits
Zhang Yimou Director,Original Story
Wang Bin Original Story
Wang Bing Original Story
Xiu Jian Producer
Tao Jing Sound/Sound Designer
Zou Jinzhi Original Story,Screenwriter
Bill Kong Producer
Sun Li Production Designer
Cheng Long Editor
Zhang Weiping Producer
Guo Wenjing Score Composer
Zhao Xiaoding Cinematographer
Zhang Zhehan Associate Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles [WS]
1. Chapter 1 [:08]
2. Chapter 2 [4:37]
3. Chapter 3 [3:15]
4. Chapter 4 [3:19]
5. Chapter 5 [4:10]
6. Chapter 6 [3:00]
7. Chapter 7 [3:09]
8. Chapter 8 [3:09]
9. Chapter 9 [3:05]
10. Chapter 10 [6:11]
11. Chapter 11 [3:54]
12. Chapter 12 [4:41]
13. Chapter 13 [5:25]
14. Chapter 14 [3:46]
15. Chapter 15 [2:29]
16. Chapter 16 [5:06]
17. Chapter 17 [3:30]
18. Chapter 18 [2:53]
19. Chapter 19 [3:33]
20. Chapter 20 [3:39]
21. Chapter 21 [2:05]
22. Chapter 22 [3:51]
23. Chapter 23 [5:09]
24. Chapter 24 [1:40]
25. Chapter 25 [1:34]
26. Chapter 26 [3:08]
27. Chapter 27 [3:07]
28. Chapter 28 [4:14]

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