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Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

Zhang Yimou is one of the “fifth-generation” Chinese filmmakers who have brought Chinese films to a global audience. Released in 2005, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (Qianli zou danji) is Zhang’s second recent film. Although it has not become a blockbuster hit as Zhang’s big-budget martial arts films Hero and The House of Flying Daggers, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles has been showered with compliments from audiences in China and abroad. The heart-wrenching film highlights a cr...