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Mail Order Wife (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  February 2005 (USA)
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A documentarian funds an N.Y.C. doorman's East Asian mail-order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adrian
Roland Uruci ...
Broker
Andrew Gurland ...
Andrew
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Lichi
Deborah Teng ...
Translator
Merritt Janson ...
Merritt
John Salvatore ...
Caterer
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Dinner Guest
John Gramaglia ...
Editor
Paul Thornton ...
Curt
Oro Benzriheim ...
Oro
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Himself
Sam Lisenco ...
Skater (as Samuel Lisenco)
Dan Johnson ...
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Storyline

A documentarian funds a NYC doorman's Asian mail order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience. But when Lichi arrives in America, she finds herself married to a recluse with a penchant for sadistic sexual role-playing. Objectivity flies out the window when she and the filmmaker become involved. Twists and turns are plentiful in this tragi-comic love triangle where all is not what it seems. Written by Hypnotic

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Because no one wants to be alone. See more »

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Rated R for language and some disturbing sexual material | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mail Order Bride  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,710 (USA) (15 April 2005)

Gross:

$62,387 (USA) (12 August 2005)
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Trivia

Eugenia Yuan's character name "Lichi" is actually her Chinese name in real-life. See more »

Goofs

In the segment following his return from the alma mater trip, Andrew states that they are using a rental camera since Lichi took his. However, he was using the camera during the trip, so it wasn't there for her to take. See more »

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Bailar Merengue
Performed by Mangana
Written by Edith Mesch
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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This film was wonderful
2 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was immediately engrossed in the film. It was a great story and the actors were believable as real people filming a documentary. It is one of those movies that you think about for days after wards and discuss the many rich details with people who've also seen it.

The fullness of the characters, the humor, the sadness -- just that slice of life's realities reminded me of another great sleeper film called "Simply Ballroom." (Though the stories are very, very different.) The entire there clapped when Mail Order Wife ended and you could tell that people loved it by their comments and smiles.

I wish this film had gotten more press and hope that it becomes more well known when it gets to video.


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