Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles Trailer & Clips


Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (also know as Qian li zou dan qi) full movie is released on Dec 22, 2005. Watch Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles online - the Mandarin Drama movie from Japan , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $3,752,325. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles is directed by Yimou Zhang and created by Yimou Zhang with Ken Takakura and Shinobu Terajima. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles is available online on Amazon Video and Vudu.

In a village of fishermen in Japan, Takata misses his son Kenichi, to whom he has been estranged for many years. When his daughter-in-law Rie tells him that Kenichi is sick in the hospital, she suggests Takata to come to Tokyo to visit his son in the hospital where he would have the chance to retie the relationship. However, Kenichi refuses to receive his father in his room, and Rie gives a videotape to Takata to know about the work of his son. Once at home, Takata sees a documentary in the remote village Lijiang, in the province of Younnan, about the passion of Kenichi, the Chinese opera, where the lead singer Li Jiamin promises to sing an important folk opera on the next year. When Rie calls Takata to tell that her husband has a terminal liver cancer, Takata decides to travel to Lijiang to shoot Li Jiamin singing the opera to give to Kenichi.

As know as:

Qian li zou dan qi, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, Min lange rejse, Usamljeno putovanje od tisuću kilometara, Mille miglia... lontano

Release Date (Streaming):

Feb 06, 2007


Japan, Hong Kong, China


Mandarin, Japanese

Production Companies:

Beijing New Picture Film, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Edko Films

Official Site:

Official site (Japan)

Gross worldwide:



Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films
by rottentomatoes, Oct 29, 2008
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
It's the kind of story that shows more than it tells, a story that's forged in the spaces that exist in between characters and spaces.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 30, 2006
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
What remains most vividly after Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles, however, is not its story but its world--the immersion in that world of a foreigner, not a polo-shirted Yank but a stiff-necked Japanese. And it is all overseen by a Chinese director.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 26, 2006

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