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This edition: Getting Home (Luo Ye Gui Gen)

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Episode Details

First aired: June 5, 2010.

(2007/China, 101 min., color, comedy-drama, in Mandarin with English subtitles) Dir.: Zhang Yang, Cast: Zhao Benshan, Hong Qiwen, Gong Dandan, Guo Degang. Zhao, a middle-aged construction worker, sets out with the body of a dead co-worker to fulfill the man's last wish of being buried in China's Three Gorges region. Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful characters and experiencing all sorts of adventures in this Chinese road movie. Discussion guest: Peter Hitchcock / Baruch College CUNY.