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On Happiness Road (2017)

Hsing fu lu shang (original title)
Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers' death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel ... See full summary »

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Hsin Yin Sung

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Hsin Yin Sung
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lun-Mei Kwei ... Lin Shu-Chi (voice)
Te-Sheng Wei ... Wen (voice)
Bor Jeng Chen ... Lin's father (voice)
Hui-Jen Liao ... Lin's mother (voice)
Bella Wu ... Girlhood Lin Shu-Chi (voice)
Giwas Gigo Giwas Gigo ... Granny (voice)
Chia-Hsiu Li Chia-Hsiu Li ... Chuang Betty (voice)
Penny Huang Penny Huang ... Girlhood Chuang Betty (voice)
Alan Hsu Alan Hsu ... Boyhood Hsu Sheng-En (voice)
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Storyline

Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers' death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the meaning of "life" and "home". What is happiness? Will Chi find her own happiness?

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Does our dream always come true as we expected?


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Min Nan | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,505
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Puppet Master (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

On Happiness Road
Lyrics by Francis Lee
Music by Michelin
Performed by Jolin Tsai
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About the dreams of children and what happens in real life
6 November 2018 | by mantsorya13-33-960493See all my reviews

Seen this touching animation last week and found it to be very well done and with a story that brings some thoughts about . . . LIFE . The main character , Lin Shu-Chi is shown from her childhood up to her adult years in flashbacks that show us the relationship of the girl with her relatives , specially her granny , a wise old lady and with her parents and her schoolmates . Being a dreamer at first , she soon befriends a newcomer to the class , Chuang Betty , the daughter of a foreigner pilot and soon they become the best of friends . Lin's granny was a strong and down to earth woman , so was her mother but her dad was another story , always hoping to become rich with loto tickets . Lin's adventures go on with her playmates and , as the years pass by we see how she loses contact with her former self - the imaginative little girl that she once was . Years later , she must take a trip back to her old neighbohood and finds how much things have changed , some for better and some for worse and reunites with some of her old friends and family members . I will not tell the whole story here , but I insist that you go se this movie if possible . When you go , take someone you love with you . It's a little charming , touching , sometimes pathetic but very good story that can tell something about us all in the end . And then you may think a bit and come with a proper response to Lin's first question : " What is happiness ? "


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