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Full Moon in New York (1989)

Ren zai Niu Yue (original title)
Three very different Asian women forge a friendship in New York.

Director:

Stanley Kwan

Writers:

Kang Chien Chiu (as Tai On Ping Yan), Acheng Zhong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sylvia Chang ... Wang Hsiung-Ping
Maggie Cheung ... Lee Fung-Jiau
Yat-Gam Chu Yat-Gam Chu
I-Chen Ko
Josephine Koo Josephine Koo ... Stella
John Reidy ... Shoe Man
Gaowa Siqin ... Zhaohong
Luke Valerio ... David (as Luciano Valerio)
Linda Wang Linda Wang ... High School Student
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Three very different Asian women forge a friendship in New York.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

1 March 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Full Moon in New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Three Chinese women find friendship in America
5 September 2006 | by kemmellieSee all my reviews

Stanley Kwan's film, "Full Moon in New York," is a great film about Chinese immigration to America. It looks at three women, from Taiwan (Sylvia Chang), mainland China (Gaowa Siqin), and Hong Kong (Maggie Cheung), respectively, and how they overcome socio-cultural differences to forge a friendship based on mutual suffering and understanding in surviving life in "the Big Apple." While issues involving Chinese labor, Chinatowns, stereotypes of Asian American actors, and politics are touched on, they are not explored in depth. Still, Kwan provides an interesting character study of three women's struggle to make a name for themselves and find happiness and love in a society where racial prejudice and stereotypes, as well as cultural differences isolate them. Yet they find solace in each other's experiences and become friends despite old territorial grievances and lack of a common language.


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