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Illustrious Energy (1988)

After 12 years, Chinese gold miners in 1895 New Zealand find They have enough gold to pay their debts and return home, but things do not go as smoothly as they had hoped.

Director:

Leon Narbey
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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
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Al Ford Al Ford ... Kim Wide Shots
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After 12 years, Chinese gold miners in 1895 New Zealand find They have enough gold to pay their debts and return home, but things do not go as smoothly as they had hoped.

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Directorial debut for Leon Narbey. See more »

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Interesting topic
25 June 2020 | by briancham1994See all my reviews

The topic of this film, Chinese miners in 1860s Otago, is rather obscure so it was quite interesting to see that there was a film about this topic. It was especially interesting to me because some of my ancestors were in fact in this position. It shows these lives in quite a lot of detail and is at times heartbreaking. I do feel that it dragged on at times though.


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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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Dolby

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Color
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