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Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

A Feature film by Jia Zhang-Ke

Release in France : 23/12/2015


    China, at the end of 1999.

    Tao, a young woman from Fenyang, is courted by her two childhood friends, Zang and Lianzi.

    Zang, owner of a gas station, is destined for a promising future, whereas Liang works in a coal mine.

    Her heart divided between the two men, Tao must make a choice that will seal her fate and that of her future son, Dollar.

    Over a quarter of a century, between China undergoing profound transformation and Australia promising a better life, the hopes, loves, and disillusions of these characters confronting their destiny.



    Mountains May Depart

    Trailer (English Subs)

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    Arte France Cinéma, mk2 films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    mk2 films

    Foreign production companies :

    Office Kitano, Xstream Pictures

    French distribution :

    Ad Vitam

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    Photos (5)

    Full credits (13)

    Assistant Director :

    Wang Jian Jun

    Sound Recordist :

    Yang Zhang

    Co-producer :

    Nathanaël Karmitz

    Production Manager :

    Dong Zhang

    Editor :

    Matthieu Laclau

    Music Composer :

    Yoshihiro Hanno

    Sound Mixer :

    Olivier Goinard

    Foreign Producer :

    Shozo Ichiyama

    Screenwriter :

    Jia Zhang-Ke

    Director of Photography :

    Yu Lik Wai

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Matilde Incerti

    Production Designer :

    Qiang Liu

    Grader :

    Kevin Le Dortz

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Mandarin, English

    Coproducer countries :

    China, France

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (China, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 11 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (3)


    News (6)

    Selections (12)


    San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF) - 2015

    San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF) (Spain, 2015)


    Audience Award - Award to The European Film

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