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Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)

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Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eve Eng
Hollie Lo ...
Karena Eng
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May-Lin Eng
Chit-Man Chan ...
Frank Eng
Ping Sun Wong ...
Grandmother
Joseph Siu ...
Uncle #8 (as Joseph Siu Kin Hing)
Shirley Ng ...
Auntie #8
Diane Buermans ...
Cousin Colleen
Franco Maravilla ...
Cousin Edward
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Sally
Pawan Gill ...
Surinder
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Sister Agnes
Julia Tortolano ...
Becky
Matias Hacker ...
Mr. Right
Chris Shields ...
God's Witness #1 - Fred
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Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking for some meaning for her life, especially after her mother, May-Lin Eng, miscarries, and her paternal grandmother passes away, the latter event particularly concerning not so much for the event itself but the circumstances leading to the death. The Engs follow traditional Buddhist philosophy, primarily as a cultural tradition. While her husband Frank Eng is away in China dealing with his mother's burial, May-Lin doesn't stop their eldest daughter, Karena Eng, from pursuing knowledge of and eventual faith in Christianity, most specifically Catholicism. May-Lin sees it as a cushion for ensuring a good life and good after-life, as much of Christian teaching follows that of Buddhism anyway. Eve follows in her sister's footsteps. While Karena becomes a devout Catholic to the expense of her Buddhist ... Written by Huggo

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In the same spot where Ottawa is listed as capital of Ontario, Fredericton is also spelled wrong - the movie spells it Fredricton. See more »

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O Bless the Lord My Soul
Performed by Lynne Thigpen and Company
From the musical, "Godspell"
Written by Stephen Schwartz
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young Chinese Canadian girls explore death, superstition & religion (with lots of laughs, too)
5 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

what a wonderful show! it's just opened in vancouver, b.c. (the city in which it was filmed) and what a treat to see it.

eve and the fire horse is beautiful, funny, touching, and thoughtful. julie kwan gently and poetically illuminates difficult truths.

affection, death, racism, camaraderie, longing, evangelism across cultural lines and religious fervour are all touched on.

a very enjoyable film whether you are ten or 90. behind me in the theatre sat a family ranging almost that far and the laughter was spread equally across the row.

three thumbs up!


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