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Forbidden Nights (1990)

Judith Shapiro's dream has come true. Due to the process of opening to the west in China she has been invited to stay for two years in Shang Sa, Hunan as a school teacher. As soon as she ... See full summary »

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writers:

Judith Shapiro (article), Tristine Rainer (story) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Melissa Gilbert ... Judith Shapiro
Robin Shou ... Liang Hong
Victor Wong ... Ho
Tzi Ma ... Li Dao
Beulah Quo Beulah Quo ... Vice Dean Yin
Khigh Dhiegh ... Lu Ming
Maggie Chan Maggie Chan ... Han
Augustine Lam Augustine Lam ... Ma Soong
Stephen Fung ... Young Liang Hong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juliette Chen Juliette Chen ... Comrade Ho s Daughter
Emotion Cheung ... Zhu Ma
Jane Chung Jane Chung ... Little Hong
Cinda Hui Cinda Hui ... Liang s Mother
Ernest Kwan Ernest Kwan ... Comrade Ho s Son
Rain Lau ... Mai Ling
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Judith Shapiro's dream has come true. Due to the process of opening to the west in China she has been invited to stay for two years in Shang Sa, Hunan as a school teacher. As soon as she arrives she has to deal with problems such as only cold water to wash, an unlockable door at her room and so on. All these problems are nothing compared to the difficulties she has in understanding chinese social interacting. When she falls in love with one of her students, things are going to get really weird. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Drama

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Melissa Gilbert's Forbidden Nights
4 June 2007 | by tintintologySee all my reviews

Yes, I agree with all of the comments above.

... and I am also looking for a VHS or DVD version of this movie. I need it to add to my movie collection. So far, this seems to be one of my missing ones. Is the reason for its apparent lack in the market because it is a television special and so there are almost zero distribution support for this title? I remembered watching on television once in the early 1990s and that was it. But it was so memorable for the social turmoil it depicts that I can still recall some of the touching scenes. I cannot seem to find it on Amazon or any of the usual movie discs/tape places. Anyone care to point me in some direction to acquire one? Much appreciated.

thanks!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noches prohibidas See more »

Filming Locations:

Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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