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Lunch with Charles (2001)

Three years ago, April's career allowed her to emmigrate to Canada. She has been working happily ever since. Her personal life, however, is in turmoil. Her husband, Tong, remains in Hong ... See full summary »

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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Tong (as Sean Lau)
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Matthew
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April
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Natasha
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Cora
Tom Scholte ...
Tom
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Charles
Peter Wilds ...
Samson
Simon Kendall ...
Finnegan's Take #1
Tom Landa ...
Finnegan's Take #2
Geoff Kelly ...
Finnegan's Take #3
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Finnegan's Take #4
Steve Mitchell ...
Finnegan's Take #5
Peta Brookstone ...
Prince Albert Motel Waitress
Kelt Eccleston ...
Charlie (The Super)
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Three years ago, April's career allowed her to emmigrate to Canada. She has been working happily ever since. Her personal life, however, is in turmoil. Her husband, Tong, remains in Hong Kong, where he struggles to make it as a singer/songwriter. Since marrying, he has had to eke out a living as a realtor. Unfulfilled, and increasingly insecure about his talents, he is terrified to emigrate to Canada. If he cannot succeed in his own country, in his own language, how can he possibly attain fulfillment in Canada? When Tong finally comes to Canada, hoping to appease his wife, he meets another woman... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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January 2001 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Yu Chalisi wu can  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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This was the first-ever co-production between major trading partners Hong Kong and Canada, See more »

Soundtracks

Closer to You
Written by Geoff Kelly, Tom Landa, Simon Kendall
Performed by Bif Naked & Finnegan's Take
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Stop and smell the roses
11 February 2001 | by (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect, and I was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of this film. The acting, scenery, score (I'm a big Paperboys fan(Finnegan's Take in the movie) and storyline were fresh and real. It was refreshing to see Vancouver being portrayed as Vancouver, for once - not a front for a Pacific Northwestern State like so many other movies, and the "inside" Vancouver jokes had most of the audience laughing out loud. I recommend this film to anyone who lives in the Vancouver area and/or anyone who needs to sit back, relax and become whimsical and hopeful, despite all the bumps along the road of life.


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