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Drifters (2003)

Er di (original title)
The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, ... See full summary »

Director:

Xiaoshuai Wang

Writer:

Xiaoshuai Wang
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yihong Duan ... Young Brother (as Long Duan)
Yan Shu ... Little Girl
Zhi-Liang Wang Zhi-Liang Wang ... Liang (as Zhiliang Wang)
Yiwei Zhao Yiwei Zhao ... Big Brother
Yang Tang Yang Tang ... Sister-in-Law
Peizhu Jin Peizhu Jin ... Old Man
Da Ke Da Ke ... Son
Yioun Huang Yioun Huang ... Aunt
Jianlun Zheng Jianlun Zheng ... Village Chief
Juyong Liu Juyong Liu ... Young Man
Youjie Su Youjie Su ... Monkey
Meijuan Zeng Meijuan Zeng ... Jan - Monkey's Wife
Tianzeng Huang Tianzeng Huang ... Ertao
Xuelan Fang Xuelan Fang ... Erato's Wife
Yuyong Su Yuyong Su ... Policeman A
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The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, where he worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant of a family from his hometown back in Fujian province. After two years in the States and after fathering an illegitimate child there named Fusheng, the child's mother Xuhui who is the restaurateur's daughter, he was deported back to China. Since, he has been floundering in life, which has caused a rift between himself and his older brother, who, with his wife, operate a street front diner and can't have children of their own. Little Brother relies on his new girlfriend, a woman he barely knows named Wu Ruifang who is a performer in a touring opera troupe, for emotional support. Despite Little Brother being the local poster boy for not stowing away, his friend named Monkey tried to do the same, but died on the voyage over due to exposure to toxic ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

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Accurate depiction of failed American dream.
1 December 2003 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

The theme of the film is to let the public know the fact that USA is not paved with gold, as many in China believed and risked their lives to reach USA illegally.

The literal translation of the title is 2nd younger brother. 2nd, because the protagonist is the 2nd child, and Di means younger brother.


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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

2 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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