Up 14,733 this week

She, a Chinese (2009)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 401 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 31 critic

This is the story of Mei, a young woman on a trip from East to West after her escape from her provincial Chinese village. Beginning in Chongqing and a disastrous factory job, Mei soon heads... See full summary »



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 384 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
a list of 755 titles
created 24 Feb 2012
a list of 34 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
a list of 184 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
a list of 66 titles
created 11 months ago

Related Items

Search for "She, a Chinese" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: She, a Chinese (2009)

She, a Chinese (2009) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of She, a Chinese.
2 wins. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A writer's dreamed trip between city and village, reality and fiction, in an chaotic contemporary China.

Director: Xiaolu Guo
Stars: Xiaolu Guo, Ning Hao, Hui Rao
The Rebirth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Kobayashi
Stars: Masahiro Kobayashi, Makiko Watanabe
Parque vía (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Enrique Rivero
Stars: Nolberto Coria, Nancy Orozco, Tesalia Huerta
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of cult music festival All Tomorrow's Parties.

Director: Jonathan Caouette
Stars: Animal Collective, Battles, Belle & Sebastian
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Introduced by a Warholesque newsreader, "Late at Night" presents the voices of a number of Londoners - street gang members, working class heroes, beggars, bankers and preachers, most of ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaolu Guo
The Mirror (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A girl in traditional female clothing, and her arm in plaster, comes out of school one day and doesn't find her mother meeting her. She decides to travel home her self though she doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Jafar Panahi
Stars: Mina Mohammad Khani, Aida Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains.

Director: Yang Li
Stars: Lu Huang, Youan Yang, Yuling Zhang
Fraulein (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ruza left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruza's ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Staka
Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Ljubica Jovic
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Hélène Angel
Stars: Serge Riaboukine, Bernard Blancan, Pascal Cervo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Yermek Shinarbayev
Stars: Adilkhan Essenboulatov, Saoule Souleymenova, Yuliya Zhukova
Blind Massage (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A drama centered around the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.

Director: Ye Lou
Stars: Xiaodong Guo, Lu Huang, Hao Qin
Rai (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Thomas Gilou
Stars: Tabatha Cash, Mustapha Benstiti, Samy Naceri


Credited cast:
Lu Huang ...
Li Mei
Wei Yi Bo ...
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Geoffrey Hunt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsinyi Liu ...
London Tour Guide
James Parry ...
Medical student


This is the story of Mei, a young woman on a trip from East to West after her escape from her provincial Chinese village. Beginning in Chongqing and a disastrous factory job, Mei soon heads out for London and a marriage to an older man where her entrapment begins anew. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:


| |



Release Date:

4 February 2010 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Chinka  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This movie was quite interesting...
8 September 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Director Xiaolu Guo have managed to put together a rather interesting movie here with "She, A Chinese", as it tells a very deep and compelling story.

The story told in "She, A Chinese" is about Li Mei who lives in a small rural village in China, dreaming of a better life. However, in her desire to get there she runs into some less than savory characters, and when she finally do get to Chongqing, she ends up with equally less than savory characters as she takes up work in the "Love Salon" - a salon that does more than just cut hair. And her fortune changes as she runs into a thug with a good amount of money. A spur of the moment decision takes Li Mei to London where she ends up marrying an older British man, but falling in love with an Indian immigrant.

"She, A Chinese" is a movie about a girl's journey from dreams to reality, but also a journey from girlhood into adulthood. But it is also a movie about the actual journey itself, from the small Chinese village in the East to the bustling metropolis London in the West. It is a story that is nicely told and really brought to life quite well on the screen.

The people cast for the various roles were doing great jobs, and of course the lead role of Li Mei (played by Lu Huang) was the center of the movie and she really carried the movie quite well.

It should be said that "She, A Chinese" might be somewhat of an acquired taste. If you are familiar with Asian cinema, this movie will deviate somewhat from the mainstream movies that comes out of Asia. But it is in no way in a negative way, and "She, A Chinese" is really a good movie with good entertainment value. And it paints a vivid portrait of the differences between East and West and the clash of cultures.

The movie is not fast-paced, so if you don't enjoy movies that takes it times to get you from A to B, then "She, A Chinese" is not the movie for you. However, if you enjoy a very real and down to Earth drama, then "She, A Chinese" is perhaps right up your alley.

I enjoy Asian cinema quite a lot and came across the movie by sheer luck as I was browsing movies on Amazon. It is a good addition to my DVD collection and I was impressed with the impact the story left on me. So, in my opinion, "She, A Chinese" is definitely worth a watch.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is such a wonderful film.. betty_starbuckle
Discuss She, a Chinese (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: