When his father dies, Luo Yusheng returns form the city to his childhood village where his father was the much-revered local teacher. But what begins as a short trip to bury his father becomes much more when he learns his mother wants a traditional burial for her beloved husband. She wants to have him carried by foot, honoring the belief that a body returned this way will never forget the road home. As Yusheng enlists the men needed to fulfill her wishes, the story of his parents' love affair unfolds. In the days of arranged marriages, he learns theirs was the first based on love.
Won: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Jury Grand Prix, 2000 Berlin International Film Festival
Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film, 2002 Chicago Film Critics Association
Zhang Ziyi proves in her film debut what a powerhouse force she is on-screen.