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American Dreams in China (2013)

The story of three friends who build a successful English language school in China called "New Dream". This school helps the dreams of Chinese teenagers come true. Before they stood proudly... See full summary »

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Cheng Dongqing
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Wang Yang
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Meng Xiaojun
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Su Mei
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Meng Xiaojun, aged 6
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Xu Wen
William Yuekun Wu ...
Zhang Xi
Zimu Zhang ...
Liang Qin, aged 6
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The story of three friends who build a successful English language school in China called "New Dream". This school helps the dreams of Chinese teenagers come true. Before they stood proudly in the American stock market, many stories happened with them. Written by Ake

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17 May 2013 (China)  »

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Referenced in Benpao ba xiongdi: Mi mi he huo ren (2015) See more »

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compelling tale, finely portrayed
3 August 2014 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

A person is bound to act strangely when losing at love and life. Some channel the failure into better things. In a true story, three entrepreneurs take some lumps from classrooms, random grouches, consulates, love, and each other, and manage to turn things around. They come up from depths of despair with jewels found in their hearts. With straight talk, humor and personal stories, these three turn English language classes in an abandoned factory, along with broken dreams, into a billion dollar empire. While ripe with awkward moments, inadequately developed themes, and scenes that are difficult to translate, this is a compelling tale, finely portrayed, of dealing with adversity, following your bliss and hidden talents, and letting the rest go. Seen at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival.


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