Synopsis: In Tangshan, the truck driver Da Qiang, his wife Yuan Ni and their twins Fang Da, their son, and Fang Deng, their daughter, are a happy simple family. On 27 July 1976, a devastating earthquake destroys Tangshan, and Da Qiang dies while trying to rescue his children from their apartment. When a collapsed beam traps Fang Da and Fang Deng, Yuan Ni is forced to decide between saving her son or daughter and she chooses Fang Da. However, her daughter Fang Deng overhears her mother's choice and miraculously survives. She is rescued by a soldier and adopted by Mr. Wang and his wife with the name Wang Deng. Thirty-two years later, after an earthquake in China, Wang Deng, now married to a Canadian lawyer and living in Vancouver with her daughter, travels to China and voluntarily joins the rescue team. By chance she meets Fang Da and she learns the drama of Yuan Ni through all those years. The family is finally reunited at Yuan Ni's home, where bitterness is exposed and resolved.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Xiaogang Feng
Production: China Film Group
  20 wins & 26 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min

Dad, fast. Look!


There are too many. I don't even

want to chase them.

Dad, why are there so many dragonflies?

A storm must be approaching.

Dad, I want a popsicle

Let's get off

Go with your brother and take this fan home.

Tell mom I'm going to the factory.

I'll come back home later.

Are six pennies enough?


Be careful.

Two milk popsicles, please.

Ying Tong, let's go.

Give it to me

Ying Tong's brother stole my popsicle!

Fang Da! Hurry, run.

- (Ying Tong's brother) How dare you?

- Hurry, run.

Run home. Don't let him catch you.


Fang Da, run faster.

Hurry. Come on.

Slow down.

What are you carrying

Dad bought a fan.

Blow it on me. Blow it on me.

Hold on.

I have to plug it in first.

Fang Da,

Don't get your hand caught in the fan.

Get down!

How's this?


First me.

No, first let it blow on mom.

Mom's all hot from cooking.

We can all cool off together.

Mom, feel better?

Yes, it's cooler.

You two cool off.

Don't put your hands inside.


Nice and cool.

Don't move.

Dad has two watches now.


What time do you want it to be?



I bought two new book bags for you.

I want the Tiananmen Square one.

I want the Great Wall one.

Don't turn it off.

It's hot.

But you can't let it blow on you like that.

Come here.

Mom's got to put powder on you.

Mom, I want to eat a tomato.

I do too.

Just a minute.

My gosh, look.

Look at the new book bags Mom bought you.

They're a bit large for you.

These are for you to use

when you're in the 6th grade.

There's only one left.

Fang Deng, let your brother have it.

Mom, Fang Da ate it all.

I want some too.

It's all gone.

Mom will buy some for you tomorrow.


I'm not lying.

You can count on Mom.


Having twins is strange.

They both go potty at the same time.

If one snacks on sunflower seeds,

so will the other.

They're not imitating each another.

It's really interesting.

So fascinating.

They're still a bit lonely.

Other kids pick on them.

I really want one more.

You do?


We were scared to death when you had the twins.

You want to do it again.

Sure, why not.

Too bad I can't get pregnant.

I'm happy with one son and one daughter.

People can see us.

Go to the back


You bad boy

Come here

What are you laughing at?

It's so hot.

We're probably the only ones

in Tangshan doing this.

Everyone must be hot,

So no one can fall asleep.

Just got off work?


See you tomorrow.

Why is the truck shaking?

Why's the sky purple?

What's going on?

Hurry and get off.

Earthquake. It's an earthquake!

My children.





Fang Da, run. Run.

The crane is going to fall!

Come here!


I'm coming!



What are you doing?

Da Qiang.


Help! Can anyone help us?

Da Qiang, don't give up.

I'm here.

Yuan Ni is here.

Da Qiang.

Hold on.

Stay with me.

Da Qiang, hold on.

Da Qiang.

Here it comes again.

Da Qiang.


You bastard.

Dad. Mom.


Dad, save me.



Save me.


Save me.

Why did you push me away

Why'd you leave me by myself?

Da Qiang!

There are children here. Hurry, help.

Yuan Ni. It's Fang Da.

Fang Da!

- Where are you?

- Here. Over here.

Fang Da.

Mom, I want out.

I don't want to stay here

Be good. Don't cry.

Mom's here.

We'll get you out soon.

My arm hurts. It's killing me.

Mom, I want to get out of here.

Don't cry. Mom's right here.

Where's your sister?

Is she next to you?

I can't see her.

I can hear her knocking on the stone.

Fang Da, hold on.

Hold on.

I can see Fang Deng.

A concrete slab is on top of them.

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