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Looking Up

(銀河補習班)

 

 

Synopsis:

In Looking Up the highly respected directing duo of Deng Chao (The Breakup Guru, The Mermaid) and Yu Baimei (Devil and Angel, The Breakup Guru) have produced a beautifully touching portrait of a son’s relationship with his father. Spanning thirty years, the film covers a number of issues concerning modern Chinese life from inflation and corruption to high parental expectations. As well as directing duties, Deng also takes the film’s leading role alongside Ren Suxi (A Cool Fish, Mr. Donkey), Bai Yu (Guardian, Memory Lost) and Sun Xilun (A Love So Beautiful, Jianbing Man).

 

Following an accident, an astronaut (Deng) loses contact with mission control and finds himself alone in space. In the darkest hour of his life he recalls the lessons taught by his father. Reflecting on the past he remembers how his family were ostracised by neighbours for a crime they weren’t responsible for, betrayed by someone they trusted and bullied by local thugs. But, most of all, he recalls the father who always believed in him and turned him into a man.

 

 

 
Cast:

Deng Chao, Ren Suxi, Bai Yu, Sun Xilun

Director: Deng Chao, Yu Baimei
Duration (min) :

147 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Family

Language:

Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China

China

2019