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Jacky (2000)

Jacky is a Chinese kid aged 25 of emigrant parents who lives in a terraced house in Eindhoven with his mother. He grew up in the vacuum between two cultures. He is intelligent but lacks the... See full summary »
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Fow Pyng Hu Fow Pyng Hu ... Jacky
Eveline Wu Eveline Wu ... Chi Chi
Gary Guo Gary Guo ... Gary
Xuan Wei Zhou Xuan Wei Zhou ... Jacky's Mother
Jiah Bao Toh Jiah Bao Toh ... Pau Pau
Ka Way Chui Ka Way Chui ... Tourist girl
Chee Ngai Ng Chee Ngai Ng ... Tourist boy
Ad van Kempen Ad van Kempen ... Real estate agent
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Jacky is a Chinese kid aged 25 of emigrant parents who lives in a terraced house in Eindhoven with his mother. He grew up in the vacuum between two cultures. He is intelligent but lacks the energy to steer his life in a specific direction. Jacky's calm life is disrupted when his mother urges him to marry a girl from China, following tradition, and leave the parental home. Before he realises, he is living with the young Chinese Chi-Chi in a new apartment in Amsterdam. Chi-Chi has trouble finding her feet in her new surroundings. Her mother-in-law is not keen on her and it is difficult for her to build an intimate relationship with Jacky.

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harrowing portrait of a young member of the Chinese community in Holland
4 July 2000 | by tom nealSee all my reviews

This movie develops slowly but give it a chance.

It focuses on a young Chinese guy, Jacky, in the Netherlands (Eindhoven) who is pretty much still under his mother's wings. His family arrange a marriage and ChiChi comes over. He is not ready for a marriage and the poor girl is left by herself most of the time. His indirection in life is reflected by his family and friends: his obnoxious brother, the gay singer who makes a pass at him, the tourist guide. The ending is abrupt but appropriate.

Holland never looked so small and cold to me. Harrowing.


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Netherlands

Language:

Mandarin | Dutch

Release Date:

11 May 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

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