A 12-year-old boy from America experiences the clash of cultures and the generation gap when he visits his grandfather in Shanghai.

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A 12-year-old American-born Chinese boy from America experiences the clash of cultures and the inevitable generation gap when he visits his grandfather in Shanghai. He runs away from the old man's home and loses his way in the countryside. His grandfather too has the dilemma of being unable to forget his first love, whose look-alike daughter is now his best friend. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A touching culture clashing film.
17 June 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a rather touching film from Hong Kong, starring Ma Wu as grandfather Ku Ka-te, who gets a visit from his 12-year-old American-born grandson (Kun-Hsuan Huang). The culture clashes are highlighted in this film, from the grandfather dealing with his grandson's cocky and rebellious attitude to the grandson complaining about waiting in long lines to use the public restroom in Shanghai.

It's touching to see how the grandson tries to learn to appreciate and understand his grandfather and life in general in China, and how their relationship grows stronger throughout the film. The acting was quite decent and the plot was well-paced.

Grade B+


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