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Stanley Kwan's film, "Full Moon in New York," is a great film about Chinese immigration to America. It looks at three women, from Taiwan (Sylvia Chang), mainland China (Gaowa Siqin), and Hong Kong (Maggie Cheung), respectively, and how they overcome socio-cultural differences to forge a friendship based on mutual suffering and understanding in surviving life in "the Big Apple." While issues involving Chinese labor, Chinatowns, stereotypes of Asian American actors, and politics are touched on, they are not explored in depth. Still, Kwan provides an interesting character study of three women's struggle to make a name for themselves and find happiness and love in a society where racial prejudice and stereotypes, as well as cultural differences isolate them. Yet they find solace in each other's experiences and become friends despite old territorial grievances and lack of a common language.
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