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Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)

Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking ... See full summary »

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Julia Kwan

Writers:

Julia Kwan, Yipeng Ben Lu (translation)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phoebe Kut ... Eve Eng
Hollie Lo Hollie Lo ... Karena Eng
Vivian Wu ... May-Lin Eng
Chit-Man Chan ... Frank Eng
Ping Sun Wong Ping Sun Wong ... Grandmother
Joseph Siu ... Uncle #8 (as Joseph Siu Kin Hing)
Shirley Ng Shirley Ng ... Auntie #8
Diane Buermans Diane Buermans ... Cousin Colleen
Franco Maravilla Franco Maravilla ... Cousin Edward
Jessica Amlee ... Sally
Pawan Gill Pawan Gill ... Surinder
Wendy Russell ... Sister Agnes
Julia Tortolano Julia Tortolano ... Becky
Matias Hacker Matias Hacker ... Mr. Right
Chris Shields ... God's Witness #1 - Fred
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Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking for some meaning for her life, especially after her mother, May-Lin Eng, miscarries, and her paternal grandmother passes away, the latter event particularly concerning not so much for the event itself but the circumstances leading to the death. The Engs follow traditional Buddhist philosophy, primarily as a cultural tradition. While her husband Frank Eng is away in China dealing with his mother's burial, May-Lin doesn't stop their eldest daughter, Karena Eng, from pursuing knowledge of and eventual faith in Christianity, most specifically Catholicism. May-Lin sees it as a cushion for ensuring a good life and good after-life, as much of Christian teaching follows that of Buddhism anyway. Eve follows in her sister's footsteps. While Karena becomes a devout Catholic to the expense of her Buddhist ... Written by Huggo

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canadian | eve | horse | fire | buddhism | See All (49) »

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Drama

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Feature film debut of Alexander Ludwig. See more »

Goofs

In the same spot where Ottawa is listed as capital of Ontario, Fredericton is also spelled wrong - the movie spells it Fredricton. See more »

Soundtracks

Nanni Bay
From the recording "Nanni Bay"
Songs belong to the Chinese People
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You won't forget this 9 year old girl
26 March 2006 | by YNOT_at_the_MoviesSee all my reviews

"Eve and the Fire Horse" is a beautifully written film about this 9 years cute girl Eve and her 11 years old sister's struggle with the culture and religion clash as Chinese immigrants living in Vancouver, Canada. Innocent Eve was born in a year of "Fire Horse," which is believed to be bad luck. While she turns in Buddhism in the traditions of her parents to overcome this bad curse, her sister becomes a faithful Christian and tries to turn everybody else into a Jesus's follower. The film is poetic, honesty, provocative, and funny. It gets into the head of Eve looking out this confusing world. After the movie it makes you wonder what the real curse might be to our lives. The wonderful performance of this little girl will capture your heart, if not your soul. This is a great film.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodavilág See more »

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Budget:

CAD1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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