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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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Dr. 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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Than
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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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2 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

China Cry - O Grito de Nora Lam  »

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$4,212,828 (USA)
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Sung by Irene Cara
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pheonmenal film
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Terrific film that deeply and courageously brought to life a powerful figure in history. it always amazes me the number of 'critics' who attack a film because it discusses God. If 50% of the movies today discuss God, that would be another thing. But very few films even broach the subject. What does this tell you about supression of free speech?

"China Cry' boldly discusses the Chinese communist government's persecution of Christians. Mao Tse Tung killed hundreds of thousands of them - it's no joke. Nora Lam boldly fought for free speech and OK, she believed in God - so flame her.

The day I see one of these 'critics' risk their lives to save a starving child in Cambodia I'll think more positively towards their attacks on Christian/Catholic/Faith-based films. Even Buddhist films get trashed by these immature 'film auteurs'.

What's the matter with these people?

Thank goodness IMDb still allows free speech!


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