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The Illegal Immigrant
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From the critically-acclaimed filmmaking duo that brought us such well-regarded feature films as An Autumn's Tale, The Soong Sisters , and City of Glass comes The Illegal Immigrant, a 1985 film that would mark the first cinematic collaboration between director Mabel Cheung Yuen-Ting and writer/producer Alex Law! Ching Yung Cho makes his film debut as Cheung Kwan-Chow, the title character who serves as the focal point in this hard-hitting look at New York City's Chinatown community. Rather than be an ideal immigrant success story, Cheung's pursuit of the fabled American Dream comes at a price, from the fake marriage he's stuck in to the Tong associations that brought him to the United States in the first place. Featuring performances by Wu Fu Sheng and Liao Chung Yu, is a gritty drama about the immigrant experience that has earned the respect of critics worldwide!

Interestingly enough, director Mabel Cheung studied film at New York University, and this, her debut picture, was actually her thesis film for graduate school! For her efforts, she not only satisfied her requirements for graduation, but earned Best Director honors at the 5th Annual Hong Kong Awards - how many student filmmakers can say that? The film itself went on to be nominated for Best Picture, and Alex Law himself earned a nod for Best Screenplay. The film also took home a Special Jury Award at the 30th Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 1985. Considering the numerous accolades bestowed onto this film and the impressive careers of the filmmakers involved, The Illegal Immigrant is a landmark movie that no film fan should miss!

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Product Title: The Illegal Immigrant 非法移民 非法移民 The Illegal Immigrant The Illegal Immigrant
Artist Name(s): Ng Fu Sing | Jing Yong Zhuo | Liao Jun You | Mabel Cheung 吳福星 | 荊永卓 | 廖軍祐 | 張婉婷 吴福星 | 荆永卓 | 廖军佑 | 张婉婷 Ng Fu Sing | Jing Yong Zhuo | Liao Jun You | 張婉婷 (メイベル・チャン) Ng Fu Sing | Jing Yong Zhuo | Liao Jun You | Mabel Cheung
Release Date: 2005-03-18
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 92 (mins)
Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003975043

Product Information

* Screen Format: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
* Sound Mix: MONO
* DVD Type: N/A
* Extras:
- 本片預告 Trailer
- 精選猛片預告 Other Releases
- 劇照 Color Stills
- 原裝海報 Original Poster
- 電影簡介 Production Notes
- 演員╱導演簡介 Biography & Selected Filmography

Director: Cheung Yuan Ting


  The illustrious careers of the writing-directing-producing team of Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting and Alex Law (An Autumn's Tale, Painted Faces, etc.) got off to an auspicious start with The Illegal Immigrant. It's a grittily realistic New York Chinatown tale delving into the life of an illegal immigrant, his sham marriage, and indebtedness to thugs. A huge critical success, Illegal Immigrant won the 5th Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director (Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting) as well as nominations for Best Film and Best Screenplay (Alex Law).

** Awards:
Hong Kong Film Awards (1985-5th):
Best Director (Mabel Cheung Yuen Ting)
Asia-Pacific Film Festival (1985-30th):
Special Jury Award (Mabel Cheung Yuen Ting)
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