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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Annually, an estimated 130 million factories workers in China migrate from their city of employment back to the village they grew up in. This documentary spotlights married couple Chen and Zhang as they make their own journey. Chen and Zhang must struggle to reconnect with their children, whom they see only once a year. When they discover that their daughter has decided to drop out of school to work at a factory herself, they begin questioning the value of their sacrifice.

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Director: Lixin Fan

Genres: Documentary

Last Train Home (2009)

Release Date: September 3rd, 2010|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • Fan has visual panache - Last Train Home has some gorgeously composed shots - but he also has something that can't be taught: The patience and understanding to allow a family to tell their heartbreaking story in their own way. show more

  • Fan's fly-on-the-wall perspective enables the viewer to empathize with all the players in the family drama, unlikely to have a happy ending. show more

  • Frequently moving and quietly enlightening, Last Train Home is about love and exploitation, sacrifice and endurance. show more

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