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Yin He Bu Xi Ban

AKA: Looking Up

Country: China

Genre: Drama



A father deviates from his fellow countrymen's usual style of parenting by encouraging his son to follow his dreams. Through devastating loss and tremendous heartache, father and son manage to navigate the struggles of life.


  • Co-directed by Chao Deng, who also stars in the film as Ma Fei's father
  • The original Chinese title of this film translates as "The Milky Way Cram School".

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  • Chao Deng
    (Ma Haowen)
  • Yu Bai
    (Ma Fei, as an Adult)
  • Xilun Sun
    (Ma Fei, as a Youth)
  • Zeang Feng
    (Ma Fei, as a Small Boy)
  • Bing Shao
    (Gu Xinghe)
  • Chao Liang
    (Uncle Meng)
  • Ge Wang
    (Lu Datou)
  • Jianyi Li
    (Director Yan)
  • Suxi Ren
  • Xi Wang
    (Teacher Xiao Gao)
  • Yaheng Wu
    (Liu Baliang)

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I was nervous about the 2.5 hr running time, but that fear was unfounded! Very entertaining and keeps your attention throughout. Haowen Ma is an engineer whose crowning achievement, a new bridge, collapses on the day of its opening to the public. After he is jailed for negligence, his young son Fei Ma is placed in an elite boarding school that demands perfection. Upon Haowen Ma's release 7 years later, he discovers that his son is burnt out and on the brink of expulsion. He makes a bargain with the head teacher that he can turn around his son's academic performance through tutoring him at home, where he employs unorthodox methods that clash with the dominant cram-based pedagogy. Thus begins a twisty path to Fei Ma's adulthood and eventual career as a taikonaut. A great film about the love of a father and son in the face of adversity.

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