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Henry O ...
Mr. Shi
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Boris
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Yilan
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Madam
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Forensics Girl
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Maggie
Brian Gibbons ...
elder Leach
Erick Hollenbaugh ...
elder Reilly
Richard Howard ...
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A Chinese man travels to America to visit his estranged daughter after her recent divorce. Though his trip starts off as a mission to see his daughter remarry, he sparks to an Iranian woman who, despite their language barrier, captures his heart. Written by Anonymous

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10 April 2008 (Germany)  »

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$10,321 (USA) (19 September 2008)

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$76,106 (USA) (24 October 2008)
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Mr. Shi: [tries to explain] Communist no bad.
[sentence in Chinese]
Mr. Shi: Communist in bad hand.
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A Fine Film Worthy of the Awards.
17 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is some warning in this story and it is well worth watching. Henry O performs admirably in his role as the watchful father that harbors his own secrets. His best intentions fall short of the mark and despite his efforts, life seems to follow a path that is not of his making.

The writer and author is revealed in the title. Just search on it. If you don't like stories like this or Samuel Beckets "Waiting for Godot" (all on a park bench) then don't watch it. I found the story humorous and uplifting but it saddened and worried me that the relationship between a father and his child will not get better.

This is a good film and deserves its awards.


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