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Postmen In The Mountains Review


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If you want to make a grown man cry at the movies, give him a story about an estranged father and son who reconcile and come to love and respect each other before it's too late. Postmen in the Mountains is such a tale, told amidst the stunning mountain scenery of China's remote Hunan province. It's a simple and moving story, a walk in the woods that leads to a beautiful and uplifting conclusion.

The unnamed father (Rujun Ten) is a rural postman whose job entails humping a huge backpack full of mail on a three-day walk through the mountains, stopping at all the tiny villages along the way. He's done it several times a month for 25 years, never missing a trip. Now the postal bureaucrats have forced him into retirement because his legs, ruined by the arduous route, have started to give out. As the film begins, the father has passed the route on to his son, and the son is ready to make his first trip.

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