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Xi wang zhi lü

Ning Ying China, 2002

apexa's rating of the film Railroad of Hope

An intriguing take on the lives of the lower class who are institutionally powerless and voiceless by focusing on a transitional part of their life. That sort of liminal state the setting of the railroad and the train take on really I feel is also metaphorical to the lives of many who are hoping for a better life. Many want one not for them but for their children; others, the future is a gamble and is unpredictable.