Coming Home


Coming Home
Another multi-award winning film from director Yimou Zhang and actress Gong Li. A devoted couple are forced to separate when the husband is arrested and sent to a labour camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize him, she patiently waits for her husband's return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, the husband determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife's memory. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

110 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9.
Drama, On the art circuit
China never changes...
China never changes...

Credits

Cast
Li Gong, Daoming Chen, Huiwen Zhang, Tao Gup, Ni Yan, Chun Li, Jia-yi Zhang
Director
Yimou Zhang
ScreenplayJingzhi Zou, from the novel by Geling Yan
MusicQigang Chen
CinematographyXiaoding Zhao
Sound formatsSonics-DDP, Dolby Surroung 7.1, Dolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byLe Vision Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageVery infrequent, very low almost insignificant impact.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceVery low, brief, realistic, almost insignificant impact.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for some thematic material
Runtime109
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconTouching drama proves love extends beyond memory.
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconRagfyn tagies, pragtig seer.
15
Cape Times
Elizabeth Kerr quote iconTragic romance.
5
Metacritic.com
16 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
29 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe rare tearjerking melodrama with sociopolitical subtext, Coming Home plucks the heartstrings with thought-provoking power.
18

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
5 users
18
Rottentomatoes users
369 users
14
Internet
1661 Netizens quote iconTender, Moving Love Story
14

Average .. 70%

14

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