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Illustrious Energy (1988)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shaun Bao Shaun Bao
William Wong William Wong ... Store keeper 1
Ha-Lei Yip Ha-Lei Yip ... Kim (as Harry Ip)
Peter Chin Peter Chin
Geeling Ching Geeling Ching ... (as Geeling Ng)
Desmond Kelly Desmond Kelly
Peter Hayden Peter Hayden
Heather Bolton Heather Bolton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Ford Al Ford ... Kim Wide Shots
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Country:

New Zealand

Release Date:

6 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Niezwykla energia See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Directorial debut for Leon Narbey. See more »

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Golden history of a nation
22 February 2004 | by brietleSee all my reviews

This film has affected me like no others, it felt like a true depiction of a forgotten episode of New Zealand's history. I'm no historian so I don't know how accurate the story is, but what a bittersweet movie it is. Is today more rascist or the one in this movie being set in a Chinese mining camp in Otago in the late 1800's? The beauty though pervades in the central Chinese characters attitudes and philosophy.

One of my favourite New Zealand movies.


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