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

...Ultra-spacious living area!

The unique design creates the sensation...

of living in a villa

Your quality of life is improved!

You'll have e new personality!

And plenty of room to move!

You won't even notice how

beautifully life flows!

New Sun City

it's the sun in my heart!

Have you fixed his car yet?

It still goes okay

You don't lift a finger

Hem, Brother Shu

Not busy, then?

The Prime Minister is busy, I'm not

What are those people up to?

That's the Ruiyang Mining Group office

Nicely decorated place

They're opening any day new

Have one

They move fast!

"They'll probably ask

you to out the ribbon"

Don't laugh!

If they don't make you e leader...

it'll be a Waste of your talents

Those We bastards



You hooligan

Let go

You're disrupting social order!

Who the hell are you?

You We bastard

Mind your own business!

Damn you! Disrupting social order!

- Brother Shu

- Xiao Zhuang

- What's happening?

- Are you get off work,

Give me a ride


Why are you doing that?

T dreamt about your father and brother

They're short of money

So I'm burning some hell-money for them

"Er Zhu's taking our farmland for his mine"

Why don't you raw to mm?


My eyes hurt

What have you been doing with them?


I can't get Dad out of my mind

"Wearing e big black coat,

looking for my elder brother"

"Back in 86, they arrested

my brother for hooliganism"

Dad lust hanged mm from a tree

And my brother died

What the hell else can you do...

except make trouble?

So what?

Mind your own business

Here is one thousand

You take care of the rest


Receptors bad


Provence Gardens

I know

I'll be there in twenty


Ma, come and stay with me in the city

Couldn't do that

Your second brother's still here

Well, I gotta go, Ma...

Something urgent come up

See you again in a few days

I don't know...

Always in such a rush

Hang on, I'll guide you

Miss, What's your family name?

Don't you know me? I'm Ping-Ping


It's you!

Wang's second daughter, right?

Clever Uncle, you know me from my voice!

Around your eyes

Shu, how are you feeling?

Third Uncle!

It's fine, all good now

I'll be back to Work in no time

You there's no rush

Just take a good rest

I'm fine. I don't need more rest

Look, my eyes can see everything

I'll find someone else

Give me back the key

The garage Key

Give me

This one

Here, this is two thousand

You keep it

Maybe later

Take it back, Uncle

You'll need it


Come on, new

Must see a We more

Don't waste the two

days youre rested them

Come on

Never mind, give me e moment

Just one more minute

"What are you staring at?

What's so interesting?"

Uncle, what are you doing?

Let me go!

What are you doing?

Shu What are you up to?

Xiao Zhuang

I was looking for you at the mine

Must get off work

Come to my place for a drink

Every time see Xiao Zhuang

he reminds me of my elder brother

When my brother died...

he was about Xiao Zhuang's age

Around twenty

But I can't remember his face

What's up, Shu?

Why are you staring at me?

It's nothing

Come on, cheers


More firecrackers at the mine

Come on, Brother Shu


As mandated by the Jitai City authorities

"To guarantee Ruiyang Mining Group's

smooth running..."

"mend to secure the lives

and prosperity of local people

relocations are already in progress

"Wangdu Village residents are moving to

the southern part of Jitai..."

where New Sun City

is under construction

Brother Shu

Over here

it's you!

Gao Peng

I-How's your Wedding coming on?

Ready! Next Saturday...

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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