RETURN TO BURMA

GUI LAI DE REN

By Midi Z

FLASH FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, World / PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

The first film ever shot in Burma. While an immigrant laborer returns home from Taiwan to find the business opportunity, he found out his brother and most of young people want to work abroad. Through the protagonist's eyes, we witness the true face of Burma and the angst of its youngsters.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2011
New currents
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Midi Z
    • Writer(s)
    • Midi Z
    • Producer(s)
    • Midi Z (Seashore Image Production), Patrick Mao HUANG (Flash Forward Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • For decades, Burma holds its first presidential election. Many of the Burmese living in foreign lands believe that changes will happen soon and it will move towards prosperity. So Xing-hong and Rong decide to return home. However, just a few days before departure, during an overtime shift, Rong has an accident. With Rong’s ashes, Xing-hong returns home alone.
      When Xing-hong arrives home, he finds out that his brother De is about to go to Malaysia to work. Many young people want to leave Burma, but Xing-hong has always wanted to stay in his hometown to do business. He begins asking around for possible business opportunities.
      To Xing-hong, Burma seems unfamiliar and distant, because he has left Burma for too long. Consequently, at his own hometown or on a foreign soil, he always feels estranged as if abandoned by time and space.
      On a blackout night, the smuggling bazaar by the border between Burma and China, the motorcycles roaring into the faint daylight!
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2011
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