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Face (2002)

R | | Drama | January 2002 (USA)
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Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.

Director:

Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bai Ling ... Kim
Kieu Chinh ... Mrs. Liu
Kristy Wu ... Genie
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Michael (as Treach)
Ken Leung ... Willie
Will Yun Lee ... Daniel
Tina Chen ... Mrs. Chang
Melissa Martinez Melissa Martinez ... Sue
Deedee Magno ... Kelly
Les Mau Les Mau ... Mr. Huang (as Les J.N. Mau)
Tina Factor Tina Factor ... Asian Woman
Diane Cheng Diane Cheng ... Mrs. Mar
Christy Qin Christy Qin ... Jenny
Ruth Zhang Ruth Zhang ... Mrs. Huang
Jim Chu ... Steve
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Storyline

Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.

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Taglines:

Sooner or later you face the inevitable. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kötelesség ára See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,324, 11 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,939, 20 November 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's music is scored by Leonard "Hub" Hubbard - the bass player of Grammy Award winning hip hop band The Roots. See more »

Soundtracks

Monday Eve
(English and Chinese Versions)
Written and Performed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan (as B. Pan) and Dan McLoughlin and Ryan MacMillan
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A truthful portrait of three generations in NYC
15 November 2006 | by jallen6555See all my reviews

A small plane passes through a blue sky at the beginning of Face; the jet a symbol of freedom, travel, and escape. The story unfolds between three generations of women in the Chinese community of New York City. Genie, a strong-willed and beautiful young woman is being raised by her grandmother. She tries to honor her grandmother's wishes, but the contemporary culture of the city has the lure of a siren. In this way, Genie echoes her own mother, whose arrival from Hong Kong is announced as an event. The expectations of Chinese culture become sharply delineated for Genie when she finds love outside of the Chinese community. Winsome and intrepid, Genie must choose her loyalties. Unflinchingly, Face portrays the vibrancy of New York as the three women make sense of their relationships to one another. A truthful portrayal of family tensions and race relations, the story line of Face is both taut and charming.


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