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Summer Snow (1995)

Nu ren si shi (original title)
| Comedy, Drama | 2002 (USA)
The Suns are a typical Hong Kong family: May, forty something, works for a trading company; her husband, Bing, works as a low-grade civil servant, and Allen, their teenage son, is still at ... See full summary »

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Ann Hui

Writer:

Man Keung Chan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josephine Siao ... May Sun
Roy Chiao ... Lin Sun
Kar-Ying Law ... Bing Sun
Allen Ting ... Allen Sun
Koon-Lan Law ... Lan Sun
Ping Ha ... Mrs. Han
Shun Lau ... Mr. Lo
Ching Yee Chong ... Carrie Chin (Daughter-In-Law)
Fai Chow Fai Chow ... Bing's Brother
Sin Hung Tam ... Ying Sun
Gin Tsang Gin Tsang ... Janice
Fong Pau ... Pang
Manfred Wong ... Fish Vendor
Tseng Chang ... Tea House Owner
Stephen Fung ... Cannon
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The Suns are a typical Hong Kong family: May, forty something, works for a trading company; her husband, Bing, works as a low-grade civil servant, and Allen, their teenage son, is still at school. Trouble strikes one day when Bing's mother dies of a stroke, leaving her husband old Mr. Sun. Alzheimer's Disease is diagnosed. From that day on, the family's daily life is thrown into a poignant. Old Mr. Sun develops a tendency to wander off and get lost, he wakes up yelling in the middle of the night plus he is rude and disobliging ... all this, along with May's already full schedule as wife, mother and employee, drives her close to the edge of her endurance. The very last thing they all wanted has to happen: old Mr. Sun has to go into a Nursing Home. But it does not turn out quite like they expected... Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

NuRen si shi See more »

Filming Locations:

Tai Po, Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Miramax purchased the U.S. distribution rights to the film, but never release it. According to the Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens, 1989-1997, "when they did their homework they realized that by spending so much on advertising they will end up in the red. That film will never see the light of day." See more »

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Toast to the heroine!
21 February 2002 | by masanori1730See all my reviews

I was very impressed by a woman who is the heroine in this movie. She is very strong and brave, though she is always put in difficult situations to have to take care her father in law, who seized with Alzheimer's desease. At first she was treated badly by him in everyday life, but finally he seemes to trust deeply her rather than his own relatives. I think, but for her support to the family,there would have only been collapse in the family. Anyway this movie is one of my most favorite ones.


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