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Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Byler

Writers:

Shawn Wong (based on the novel "American Knees" by), Eric Byler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Tashima ... Raymond Ding
Allison Sie ... Aurora Crane
Sab Shimono ... Wood Ding
Munda Razooki ... Test Driver #1
Kelly Hu ... Brenda Nishitani
Carol Saraceno Carol Saraceno ... Woman with Dogs
Michael Paul Chan ... Jimmy Chan
Autumn Reeser ... Sylvia
Joan Chen ... Betty Nguyen
Nathaniel Taylor Nathaniel Taylor ... Test Driver #2 (as Nathaniel H. Taylor)
Yuri Treschuck Yuri Treschuck ... Amerasian Youth at Bus Stop
Ben Shenkman ... Steve
Jen Van Epps ... Rumana (as Jen Brown)
Kayvon Esmaili ... Brenda's Boyfriend at Party
Teddy Chen ... Rumana's Boyfriend (as Teddy Chen Culver)
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Storyline

Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial identities, they find other suitable mates but cannot stay away from each other. Written by Qfilms@sbcglobal.net

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Some love stories begin with goodbye...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Whittier, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

In 2006, this film screened as the Opening Night film at the 24th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the 11th Chicago Asian American Showcase, the 9th Aurora Asian Film Festival, and the 7th DC APA Film Festival. It was also the Closing Night film at the 22nd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. See more »

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Referenced in Popcorn Zen: Episode #2.2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Driving 'Round In Circles
Written by Wendy Wang
Performed by The Sweet Hurt
© 2004 Permission Slip Publishing ASCAP
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So so music
19 June 2006 | by IbgaSee all my reviews

I recently saw Americanese at South By Southwest Film Festival and was a little disappointed. The acting is great, but the overall mood is just a little on the cheesy side. The music is a big problem. It's very "mood" heavy and a little ball-less. Kind of a Philip Glass mysteriousness but without any real substance. The effect was that I thought I was watching a soft core porn on Cinemax or something. Charlotte Sometimes, which I loved, had really great music by interesting artists. But the score for Americanese sounds like someone just improvised on an expensive synthesizer. I hope the soundtrack changes.


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