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China Cry: A True Story (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  2 November 1990 (USA)
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Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »

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Sung Neng Yee (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
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Mrs. Sung
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Lam Cheng Shen
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Colonel Cheng
Jak Castro ...
Labour Camp Guard
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Chinese Army Captain
Daphne Cheung ...
Chung Shing
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Ling Mei
Lau Lee Foon ...
Young Neng Yee
Lloyd Kino ...
Police Captain
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Kickboxer Instructor
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Labour Camp Guard
Bennett Ohta ...
Labour Camp Doctor
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Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new society", but soon becomes disenchanted by the economic misery the changes bring to her family. Before long, the authorities become aware of Neng Yee's feelings and she is taken to a labour camp, overseen by the sadistic Colonel Cheng. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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China Cry - O Grito de Nora Lam  »

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It is a movie showcasing the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.
18 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have seen the movie more than 10 years ago and I haven't forgotten it due to the strong impact it left me. The "superhuman" traits of the main female character has struck me to the very core of my being, not being able to fully comprehend how she has survived all the odds she has faced. It has inspired me personally on my quest to find my true happiness and I am very happy to say that I have. I really am thankful and blessed to have seen the movie.

I recommend it as a movie that will change one's life for the better forever.It will also help you get to know yourself well as you will question one's humanity and understanding of enduring suffering for the sake of love and one's dignity.

From the movie, these words of wisdom have never been so true: If there's a will, there's a way and no pain, no gain, among others.


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