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Last Train Home


Release Date: September 3, 2010 (NY)
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Director: Lixin Fan
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Suqin Chen, Changhua Zhan, Qin Zhang, Yang Zhang
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: DVD
Movie Poster: Not Available
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Plot Summary: Working over several years in classic verité style Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan (with the producers of the award-winning hit documentary "Up the Yangtze") travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Like so many of China's rural poor, Changhua and Sugin Zhang left behind their two infant children for grueling factory jobs. Their daughter Qin—now a restless and rebellious teenager—both bitterly resents their absence and longs for her own freedom away from school, much to the utter devastation of her parents. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, "Last Train Home's" intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower.

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