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Must see for all westerners

From: China 山东(shan dong) 济南(ji nan ) @daryl1002 Time : 2010-09-25 15:15:13
The old saying, "to really know someone, walk a mile in their shoes", is very true, and in hope to bridge the gap of understanding between the western and eastern, I would highly recommend viewing this movie. It has very powerful scenes and scenes that will bring tears, now for your preview........ http://www.downarchive.com/movies/documentary/271789-last-train-home-2009-dvdrip-xvid-xtm.html
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From: China 广东(guang dong) 惠州(hui zhou ) @meg Time : 2010-09-26 12:55:01 #1
Hello,Dary1002

Happy to see your words here, and your file makes me smile.

I like the old syaing,too."TO KNOW SOMEONE, WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES".
I want to find a Chinese saying about this,here I find two," 知人知面不知心" =zhi ren zhi mian bu zhi xin = clothes make a man, and "画龙画虎难画骨"= hua long hua hu nan hua gu= it is hard to paint a dragon and tiger's bone.
I guess they have nearly the same meaning.

You recomend people viewing the movie. You know it is only a scene in China. And I think it happens in any developing country in the world, especially with large population.

By the way, Slum Dog is a good film,too.

Best Regard

Meg
From: United States Massachusetts Boston @thedragonb1 Time : 2010-09-27 03:15:30 #2
Aaaaah, I just got this movie! Look forward to seeing it! ;)
There is a comedy based on this same topic with two guys trying to get home during Spring Festival that was a cute film. Lost on Journey (2010) 人在囧途, directed by Yip Wai-Man.

bren
From: United Kingdom Worcestershire Worcester @singleuk Time : 2010-09-27 18:26:29 #3
Just watched "Last Train Home", thanks for the info, I enjoyed it, any more movies like this? Anything based around true life and living?

I looked into the other movie, "Lost on Journey", can't seem to get any English subtitles for it, will have to leave that one for the future.

Thanks
Wayne
From: China 浙江(zhe jiang) 杭州(hang zhou ) @JohnAbbot Time : 2010-09-28 01:17:55 #4
I love some of the historically based action adventures like "Hero", but my favourite Chinese film is "A World Without Thieves" which shows a nice mix of life in Urban wealthy China as compared to rural impoverished China all within a clever story. There's also a great movie that involves online dating to some degree but I'll have to rediscover the name of it unless someone out there can remind me.
From: United States Arizona Tucson @woaizhongguo Time : 2010-10-04 13:30:22 #5
Are you talking about another Feng Xiaogang film, "If you are the one" (非诚勿扰)? BTW, anyone interested in Chinese movies should check out my blogpost "Way to A Chinese Woman' Heart, Part 1: Chinese movies."
From: China 山东(shan dong) 济南(ji nan ) @daryl1002 Time : 2010-10-21 13:05:45 #6
If you'd like to get better understanding for of the depth of resentment between the Japanese and Chinese, would recommend on www.hulu.com, find "the taking of Nanjing", this will rip your heart out.
From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @xingtiao Time : 2010-12-12 22:47:25 #7
Meg, we also have the saying 'clothes make the man' but the meaning of 'Walk a mile in their shoes' is 'to know someone we must live their life for a while'. To know China we Western men must read, watch the right movies, talk with Chinese people and listen very carefully. The movie 'Mao's Last Dancer' might not be popular in China but what it protrayed about what happened to the family of the dancer is accurate. I met people in China who had such experiences or watched their parents suffer the same shaming. Those times still have echoes in the soul of China. It is also important to understand just what Western nations did to China for decades before and during the Second World War. For that there might be no better book than Lin Yutang's 'Moment in Peking'. It should shame us.
From: New Zealand @kiwi888 Time : 2012-10-17 11:14:59 #8
'clothes make the man'

I prefer the correct saying...

" manners maketh man "

I believe manners are more important than clothes...

thanks for the movie tips..
From: China 江苏(jiang su) 苏州(su zhou ) @scarli Time : 2013-05-23 19:25:22 #9
@daryl1002 recommend viewing the old tv play

the leading actor Xu Wenqiang is a lover; he loves his friends, and he loves his women. Xu Wenqiang is a wanderer; he ignores status, he ignores power, he ignores money, and he ignores easy opportunity. Xu Wenqiang is a dreamer; he unrolls his ideal for us, he shares his vision with us, he elaborates his principle for us, and he sets out to cope with danger and hardship ahead of us.................

the songs from Shanghai Beach have moved hundreds of millions of Chinese the world over.
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