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Credited cast:
Shaun Bao
William Wong ...
Store keeper 1
Ha-Lei Yip ...
Kim (as Harry Ip)
Peter Chin
Geeling Ng
Desmond Kelly
Peter Hayden
Heather Bolton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Ford ...
Kim Wide Shots


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6 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Directorial debut for Leon Narbey. See more »

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Golden history of a nation
22 February 2004 | by (Auckland) – See all my reviews

This film has affected me like no others, it felt like a true depiction of a forgotten episode of New Zealand's history. I'm no historian so I don't know how accurate the story is, but what a bittersweet movie it is. Is today more rascist or the one in this movie being set in a Chinese mining camp in Otago in the late 1800's? The beauty though pervades in the central Chinese characters attitudes and philosophy.

One of my favourite New Zealand movies.

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