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

Keep your voice down

Speak louder! Louder!

She's deaf

San Leng, drive my aunt into the city

Don't Worry, Mr Gao, I'll get her there

What are you doing here?

You're crazy

Are you coming along?

I have things to do

Must get on

What's up, Brother Shu?

You changed your mind!

We something to do m town

Something wrong in your head!

Come m and get warm

Thanks, but no

Then stop by when you have Mme

Thanks, I will

Take care

Hey, Brother Shu

Fancy a massage m there?

"Massage by the Blind"

How much will your Wedding cost?

Don't distract me

Gao Peng

Who's that girl your mother knows?


The mute gm, the one m the van

The girl from the massage place?

So you like her!

Ask your Ma about her

Okay, but new have me to do this

I'll ask my Ma

I'll count the notes for you

Put them back!

I said, put them back!

Lend me some money

I'll pay you back in a couple of days

Another man?

I just paid your hospital fees for you

I bought a new pair of glasses

And I'm going on a date

I should invite her to dinner or something

Otherwise I couldn't

introduce him to Xiao Mei

Sounds good

Where have you been? You're so late

Youre brought gifts! Such a good boy

Come on, let me introduce you

This is Shu

I-lees been Peng's close

friend since they were young

I-lees a good fellow

Mac my mother

And her father

Sn down

Young man, sit here

Have some water

You get to Know each other

I'll go fetch Xiao Mei

That's good

Uncle, have e cigarette

Where do you work, Md?

Hmm he's a technician

Very skilled

Xiao Mei...

He's here

Go and take a look at him

Stop playing

Get up and greet mm

What took so long?

We have been Waiting for ages!

What kept you?

Why don't we go out

so the two of them can raw m peace?

Let's go

Your business is good?

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