- 1 hr 42 min
Duckweed is a 2017 Chinese movie that tells the story of a successful race car driver, named Yan Shuo, who lives a fast-paced life with little regard for the feelings of those around him. His father, Yan Zhongshan, is a famous car designer in China, but their relationship is strained due to Yan Shuo's rebellious personality and refusal to follow in his father's footsteps. One day, Yan Shuo gets into a car accident and is transported back in time to the 1990s, where he finds himself in the body of his father as a young man. In this alternate past, he meets his father, as well as his father's love interest and a group of like-minded individuals who share his love for speed and action. As time passes, Shuo/Hongsheng discovers more about his father's past, including family secrets and the truth behind his parents' marriage. He also realizes that he has the power to change the course of events and prevent the tragedies that will befall his family in the future. Duckweed is a movie about family, love, and second chances. It's a story about a father and son who are given the opportunity to understand each other better and reconcile their differences. Through his experiences, Yan Shuo learns to appreciate the sacrifices his father made for him and gains a new perspective on life. The film is directed by Han Han, a well-known Chinese writer, race car driver, and musician. Han also wrote the screenplay for Duckweed, which is both heartwarming and thought-provoking. The movie's cinematography is stunning, capturing the beauty of the Chinese countryside and the excitement of car racing. Chao Deng, who plays the role of Yan Shuo/Hongsheng, delivers a strong performance, portraying his character's transformation from an arrogant and selfish man to a more compassionate and loving one. Eddie Peng, who plays Yan Zhongshan, is also excellent, bringing depth and complexity to his character. Zanilia Zhao, who plays Hongsheng's love interest, adds a touch of romantic flavor to the story. Overall, Duckweed is an enjoyable and engaging movie that combines drama, comedy, and action in a seamless way. It's a must-see for anyone who loves movies about family, time travel, or car racing.