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American Grandson
American Grandson
Actors: Carina Lau, Lai Wang, Kwan Yuen Wong, Ma Wu
Director: Ann Hui
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2004     1hr 40min

Acclaimed director Ann Hui (Ah Kam, Visible Secret) helms this touching tale of culture barriers and generation gap. When a teenage ABC (America Born Chinese) is sent to China to live with his grandfather during his summer...  more »


Movie Details

Actors: Carina Lau, Lai Wang, Kwan Yuen Wong, Ma Wu
Director: Ann Hui
Creators: Pin Bing Lee, Ching-Song Liao, Nien-Jen Wu
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/16/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Cantonese
Subtitles: Chinese, English

Movie Reviews

Cultural Misplacement and the film of Ann Hui
Laurentian University c/o Hoi Cheu | Sudbury, Ontario Canada | 06/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"From the director of Boat People and Song of Exile (who just won the Hong Kong Academy Award in 2000), this film definitely shows the serious (but interesting) side of Hong Kong's independent filmmaking. The film examines the cultural differences between East and West by focusing on a grandfather who looks after his 12-yr-old American Grandson. Very insightful and humorously done! Ann Hui herself, a director who separated from her family in mainland China and struggled to establish her career in Hong Kong, understands cultural differences. I would not say that this film is Ann Hui's best, but her better ones are not yet availiable in North America."