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Format: DVD
Sku: 218895683
UPC: 795975113335
UPC 14: 00795975113335
Category Keywords: Documentary
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Editor's Note
Changhua Zhang and Suqin Chen are a couple from a rural village in China's Sichuan province. Frustrated with their lack of employment opportunities, they traveled to the industrial city of Guangdong and took jobs with a large textile firm, making clothing for export. However, Changhua and Suqin were not able to bring their two children with them, and since then the kids have been raised by their grandparents, with their mother and father staying in touch though occasional telephone calls. The only time they have a chance to see their now-teenage children is during China's annual New Year's celebration; they are among the 130 million Chinese whose work keeps them away from their families and make the trip home during the holiday, resulting in an overcrowded rail system as the trains struggle to keep up with the rush. Filmmaker Lixin Fan follows Changhua and Suqin over the course of several years in the documentary LAST TRAIN HOME, as the couple makes the long journey home (over a thousand miles) only to find that their family is slowly falling apart -- 16-year-old Qin and her younger brother, Yang, are all but strangers now to their parents, and the youngsters have come to resent their parents, while Qin considers leaving school to move to the city on her own and get a job. LAST TRAIN HOME received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Features
Video Features DVD, Mandarin Chinese, English, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/22/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 87 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2009
Video UPC UPC: 00795975113335
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Last Train Home (2009) - DVD Review
By: Dusty Somers Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 3/5/2011 3:35 PM
Chinese-Canadian director Lixin Fan initially sets the scope for his 2009 documentary Last Train Home incredibly wide, shooting masses of impatient, crowded people all trying to get to the same place first. Almost immediately, the film tells us that 130 million Chinese workers travel home for New Year’s — the largest human migration in the world — and the images don’t contradict it. Train stations are stuffed to the breaking point with travelers and tickets are at a premium. One gets the sense that almost any one of these people would make for a compelling story....read the full review
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Lixin Fan - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Lixin Fan - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Olivier Alary - Composer
Video Cast Info Liming Fan - Sound
Video Cast Info Shaoguang Sun - Camera Operator
Video Cast Info Lilian Liu - Creative Consultant
Video Cast Info Changua Zhang - Host
Video Cast Info Suqin Chen Qin - Host
Video Cast Info Qin Zhang - Host
Video Cast Info Zhang Yang Zhang - Host
Video Cast Info Tingsui Tang - Host
Video Cast Info Lixin Fan - Director

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Sight and Sound
"[A] moving, watchful and stoically melancholy documentary..." 01/01/2011
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