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Coming Home (2014 film)

Coming Home
Theatrical poster
Traditional 歸來
Simplified 归来
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Produced by William Kong
Zhao Zhang
Screenplay by Zou Jingzhi
Based on The Criminal Lu Yanshi 
by Geling Yan
Starring Chen Daoming
Gong Li
Zhang Huiwen
Le Vision Pictures
Distributed by Edko Films (Hong Kong)
GAGA (Japan)
Golden Village Pictures (Singapore)
Sony Pictures Classics (USA)
Release dates
  • May 16, 2014 (2014-05-16)
Running time
111 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin
Box office US$49.7 million (international)

Coming Home (simplified Chinese: 归来; traditional Chinese: 歸來; pinyin: guīlái, literally The Return) is a 2014 Chinese drama film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Chen Daoming and Gong Li.[1][2] It is set to be released in the US September 11, 2015.


The story is adapted from the novel, The Criminal Lu Yanshi (陆犯焉识; 陸犯焉識) written by novelist [3]



The film was shot in Tianjin and Beijing.[4]


Coming Home had its international premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in the out of competition section.[5] It is scheduled to be screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[6]


Critical reception

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 95%, based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 8/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 80 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]

Box office

The film grossed ¥23.7 million (US$3.80 million) on the first day in China[9] and reached US$46,000,000.[10] It earned a total of US$49.7 million internationally.[11]


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