Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

PG   |    |  Drama


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A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star.


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  • Ken Takakura in Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
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30 April 2006 | PenGuhWin
10
| Beautiful film
Zhang Yimou's last two martial arts films had much to commend them, but, honestly, I'd trade ten such films for this. It was almost too much to hope for that the director would return to his earlier, humanist style of film-making that saw "The Road Home," "Not One Less" and "Happy Times" - but he has, and wonderfully so.

Ken Takakura, who has appeared in fine films such as "Poppoya" and "The Yellow Handkerchief," really shines here. It's his film all the way, and a wonderful tribute that Zhang chose to craft this film for him.

While the core of the film lies with the emotions of the characters, I should also point out that the cinematography here is splendid - there are shots that are as breathtaking as anything in "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers."

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