Mr. Tree

Synopsis: The vast and snowy landscapes of northern China form the striking backdrop to the story of Shu, whose name translates to 'tree' in Mandarin, a clownish mechanic who resides in a small mining village in the province of Jilin. Shu has a reputation as a slacker, a drunk and a danger to himself and others. He blinds himself temporarily while welding. He meets a fetching mute named Xiaomei who works at a massage parlor and decides to marry her, but this too falls apart. Meanwhile, Shu's village seems as doomed as he is. The film opens on a van saddled with loudspeakers, which roams the village offering consumer goods as bribes to townsfolk in the hope that they'll willingly uproot themselves to make way for modern property developments. As with so many rural places in China, a way of life is vanishing under the wheels of progress. Teased by hallucinations and haunted by tragic events from his past, Shu struggles with an ever-loosening grip on reality. Yet when one of his visions manifests a
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jie Han
  6 wins & 5 nominations.
88 min

So get there early to lend a hand

Of course. No need to remind me

Will you join us?

No, I have something to do


Have something to do? Bullshit!

Er Zhu is inside

Join you guys?

We're different generations

Don't be silly, come on!

I'm busy


I know you

Bottoms up

Right. Bottoms up

Come UN

Finish off

That's the ticket!


If you ever need any help...

I'll be there for you

My new HQ is right opposite your house

When you sleep in your own place...

it's like sleeping in mine

I know...

Bring your bedding and you can...

Sleep in my HQ

Then you can be my gatekeeper

We'll be unassailable

"Who in the village would

dare look down on us?"

You don't Want a gatekeeper!

You want Shu as your nightwatchman

Damn clever!

Don't give it away!

Er Zhu, your car's been scratched

Who did it?

What scumbag?

Who was it?

It's a big enough car ....

Didn't you notice it?

Are you blind or something?

Boss, I skidded

So you mt my car?

Let's leave it there


You Know how much my car cost?

Give me three thousand and leave

Or I won't let it pass

Pay up, okay?

Did you hear me?

Boss, I'm broke

Then Why did you hit my car?

There isn't much damage

Compensate him by cleaning it, okay?

Mac Zhuang is my dose friend

Do me a favor

Shut up! No Way

Pay up;

Leave it, Er Zhu

You trunk he has three thousand?

Let mm off

Apologize before you go

Boss, I'm sorry

Clear off

Never again!

Clear off!

I'll be there later

Go slowly


It's slippery

Where are you?

In the place across the road?

Okay, I'm coming

Who's Gao Peng's mother talking to?

Who is it?

How should I know?

I'm not an all-seeing eye!

Anyhow, they're going into town

And so is she m the back

Where are you heading?

Into town, I just told you!

See a pretty girl and you lose it!

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