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Singapore Dreaming (2006)
"Mei man ren sheng" (original title)

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When Loh wins the lottery, his family believes the money will deliver them from their struggles. However, he dies abruptly, pitching the family into a battle where the stakes are the very meaning of life itself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Low ...
Pa
Alice Lim ...
Ma
Dick Su ...
Seng
Yann Yann Yeo ...
Mei
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C.K.
Serene Chen ...
Irene
Mariel Reyes ...
Pinky
Jacqueline Chow ...
Michelle Tang
Kai Boo Lee ...
Simon Koh
Serena Sim ...
Mrs. Koh
Vincent Tee ...
Uncle Peng
Jiali Xu ...
The China Girl
Jing Jing Ng ...
The Old Lady
Sylvanus Lim ...
Delivery Man
Angeline Lee ...
The Mistress
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When Loh wins the lottery, his family believes the money will deliver them from their struggles. However, he dies abruptly, pitching the family into a battle where the stakes are the very meaning of life itself.

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Big Dreams. Small Island. See more »

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7 September 2006 (Singapore)  »

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Keleti álmok  »

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Before the directors, Yen Yen Woo and Colin Goh even knew Yann Yann Yeo the actress who plays Mei, they used her photograph on her agent's website as the visual to craft Mei's character. See more »

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A Family Dynamic
10 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once I started watching, I was hooked on this story about a family and the things that happen to them. Seng is the son who gets a degree in the U.S. and is now coming back home to Singapore. The mom does not speak English, the father is obsessed with winning the lottery and daughter, Seng's sister, Mei berates her life insurance salesman husband C.K. for being kind of a failure. The best character, however, is Seng's long suffering girlfriend Irene, who thinks Seng will now marry her since with a degree from America he can get a high paying job. You'll see how money changes things, but what you're mostly seeing is a real life depiction of a family's interaction with each other. The story, while heavily dramatic, moves well and the acting is good throughout. For drama lovers, this is well worth your time.


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