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Edwin Baker (writer)
Tony Chan (writer)
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Directed by
Tony Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edwin Baker  writer
Tony Chan  writer

Produced by
Man Fuk Chan .... executive producer
Tony Chan .... producer
Jenny Lee .... associate producer
Judy Moy .... producer
Ulla Zwicker .... co-producer
Original Music by
Brian Tibbs 
Cinematography by
Yoshifumi Hosoya 
Film Editing by
Tony Chan 
James Y. Kwei 
Casting by
Amanda Ma 
Production Design by
Pat Summa 
Art Direction by
Pat Summa 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Fong .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Edwin M. Figueroa .... key grip
Val Williamson .... gaffer
Other crew
Garson Yu .... title designer

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poignant, 23 October 2006
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I am amazed at the many reviewers at amazon who don't like it... then it strikes me, that is precisely what the movie is about!

A Chinese illegal immigrant (Robert) who is seriously worried about survival and staying on in America - like all immigrants including legal ones like myself.

An American woman (Claire) for whom life is about self-fulfillment including a casual romance.

When these two worlds meet, grapple and try to come to terms, it comes apart.

The Chinese man works as a waiter in a restaurant and there are true vignettes of Chinese restaurant life.

Unwittingly perhaps, the director let on that many Chinese are not very truthful or in their culture it is not valued highly. When Robert (our hero) decides to come clean and honestly tell Claire what he wants, she doesn't recognize it because of the white lies he has told before.

Unfortunately the reviewers at amazon are unable to appreciate the subtleness and some sadness - much like real life. They are like Claire in the movie.

Great movie - could replace Chinese with Indian, Hispanic etc and would in many places still be accurate.

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