Chinese Version


Xiaoshan Going Home (China)


A story before lunar New year


Director: Jia Zhangke

Cast: Wang Hongwei  Zhou Xiaomin  Zhu Liqin  Yao Sheng

Footage: 58min

Year: 1995

Beijing, Dec 31th, 1994.

Wang Xiaoshan who is working at Hong Yuan Restaurant is fired for missing home.  Before going home he has nothing to do and meets many fellow villager from An Yang to Beijing. They are building workers, ticket peddlers, student, waitress and whore. However none of them can be his fellow traveler. He keeps on looking for every friend at a loss. At last Xiaoshan has his townsfolk-like long hair cut off as a gift to Beijing.

Works of the same director:

Xiao Wu


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