DIRECTOR: Du Jiayi
BASED ON THE BOOK: ZHUAN SHAN" by XIE WANGLIN
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: CHANG CHIA-LU, CHENG HSIAO-CHE
PRODUCED BY: TAO KUN / HAN XIAOLING / QIAN SHIMU
CAST: Bryan Chang, Li Xiaochuan, Li Tao, Michael Chang
Based on a true story, 1 Mile Above depicts a young man's cycling journey to the highest point in Tibet to fulfil his brother's final wish.
"an incredibly impressive piece of work, charting a young Taiwanese man's attempt to cycle 2000 miles from Yunnan to Tibet across some of the most beautiful and hostile terrain in the world. Striking a similar tone to Walter Salles' THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES … about a man who puts himself through incredible personal hardship in one of China's most remote regions in order, ultimately, to find himself.
Beautifully shot and courageously performed by Zhang Shuhao…. one of the best Chinese movies of the year... it makes a wonderful statement about what a single individual can achieve, with nobody to rely on but themselves" - TWITCH
"lovely film based on the novel "Zhuan Shan" by Xie Wang Lin".
"a physically impressive, visually compelling journey."
- LA TIMES
Note: Released Theatrically in China as KORA.