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Rose, a Shanhainese songstress singing at nightclubs in HongKong during the 60's, marries an Australian sailor and migrates with her young son and daughter to Melbourne. Her past filled with lost innocence, she begins a cycle of dependence and desperation to create a family for herself and her children, culminating with her affair with Qi, an illegal immigrant from HongKong. Watched through the eyes of her young son, the mother's journey reveals painful truths about the human condition, the love of family and self, and the price we pay for growing up.Written by
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A terribly sad story told through the memories of the youngest child of a mother and her two children who migrates from Hong Kong where she was somewhat of a cabaret singer, to Melbourne where she really does not find a favourable Fung Sui. I went to see the movie, perhaps with too much expectation. But one expectation I did not have is the down to earth handling of the production. I felt it was not a movie anymore but a tragic event unfolding before my eyes in ordinary Melbourne low key suburb. Lot of things go wrong, and I found myself waiting for a little ray of sunshine, may be you will too. The acting is excellent and the pain is real. The cinematography is just as real, no fancy shot, no "make up" on the images, just the same as you get someone out of bed, nature too was in the raw. I had to accept all this was done in purpose to get a more positive feeling about this film. knowing a fair bit about some aspect of Asian way of life from personal experience, I had a lot of empathy with the characters and their resentment of the an old cow.
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