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Floating Life (1996)

Fu sheng (original title)
An aging Hong Kong couple move to Australia with their two youngest sons. They stay with a daughter who has already begun a successful career. Meanwhile their eldest daughter lives in ... See full summary »

Director:

Clara Law

Writers:

Eddie Ling-Ching Fong (screenplay) (as Eddie L.C. Fong), Clara Law (screenplay)
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5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Annette Shun Wah Annette Shun Wah ... Yen Chan
Annie Yip Annie Yip ... Bing Chan
Anthony Brandon Wong ... Gar Ming (as Anthony Wong)
Edwin Pang Edwin Pang ... Pa
Fung-Sing Lee Fung-Sing Lee ... Mum (as Cecilia Lee)
Toby Wong Toby Wong ... Yue
Toby Chan Toby Chan ... Chau
Julian Pulvermacher ... Michael
Bruce Poon Bruce Poon ... Cheung
Claudette Chua Claudette Chua ... Mui Mui
Jian Feng Li Jian Feng Li ... Noodle Shop Waiter
David Wai-Sheung Lee ... Noodle Shop Owner (as David Lee)
Robyn MacKenzie Robyn MacKenzie ... Kathy
Rafi Perla Rafi Perla ... Schoolboy
Mark Ure Mark Ure ... Schoolboy
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An aging Hong Kong couple move to Australia with their two youngest sons. They stay with a daughter who has already begun a successful career. Meanwhile their eldest daughter lives in Germany and their eldest son remains in Hong Kong. The film explores the different ways the family members cope with isolation and alienation. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Comedy | Drama

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Australia's first film submitted for consideration for a foreign language film academy award. See more »

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Searching for a home.
28 March 1999 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

The migrant experience in Australia is an eye opener with powerful images constructed to tell the tale of human lives that roam the earth in search of a place to call home.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | German | Cantonese

Release Date:

19 September 1996 (Australia) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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