The Road Home | 2001

Drama, Adaptation
City businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his home village in North China for the funeral of his father, the village teacher. He finds his elderly mother insisting that all traditional burial customs be observed ...more

Cast

... Young Zhao Di

Actor

... Luo Yusheng

Actor

... Luo Changyu

Actor

... Elderly Zhao Di

Actor

... Grandmother

Actor

... Old Mayor

Actor

... Young Mayor

Actor

... Elderly Carpenter Xia

Actor

... Young Carpenter Xia

Actor

... Crockery Repairman

Actor

Company

Bai Xiaoyang

Production Company

Bao Shi

Production Company

Beijing Film Processing Laboratory

Production Company

Beijing New Picture Distribution Co

Production Company

Cao Jiuping

Production Company

Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia

Production Company

Synopsis

City businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his home village in North China for the funeral of his father, the village teacher. He finds his elderly mother insisting that all traditional burial customs be observed. Observing his mother's intransigence, Yusheng thinks back over the stories he heard as a boy about his parents' courtship. His father, Luo Changyu, came to the village as the new teacher and soon fell in love with Zhao Di, considered the prettiest of local girls. But their developing romance was curtailed when Changyu was ordered back to the city and the would-be lovers were kept apart for more than two years. When finally reunited, they married and never separated again. Yusheng realizes that his mother's wishes for the funeral must be respected. On the day of the funeral more than 100 of Changyu's former pupils turn up to carry the coffin. Before returning to the city, Yusheng symbolically honors his father's dearest wish: he spends one day teaching in the village school.

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