Raised from Dust (2007)

Raised from Dust
Shuli Hu Shengyue Lu Xianmin Zhang
IDMB rating
3.9 (19 votes)
Netflix rating
Release date
Jan. 25, 2013 (Netflix)

Aunt' Lam is in the church choir in one of the many small villages on the plains of China. She is rehearsing for a wedding. Her husband is lying in hospital with pneumosilicosis, the most common occupational disease in China, caused by breathing brick-dust. An oxygen supply keeps him alive. Their child, the nine-year-old girl Sheng-yue, has to leave school because she can't afford tuition fees. That is the way life is, without any prospect of improvement. Interwoven with this we see how Chen Shun-jun builds a house on the spot where he hopes the railway will be built. Raised from Dust presents Aunt Lam's problems, as common as insolvable, not as a great existential struggle, but with biblical minimalism, as it were. In the words of the maker: 'like the River Nu Jiang in southwest China - tranquil on the surface, but churning underneath'.

Is Raised from Dust (2007) on Netflix?

Yes! Raised from Dust (2007) is available on Netflix since Friday 25 January 2013.