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Siao Yu (1995)

Shao nu xiao yu (original title)
Siao Yu needs a Green Card. Mario Moretti needs his debts paid. Getting married could solve their problems, or multiply them.

Director:

Sylvia Chang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rene Liu ... Lin Siao Yu
Marj Dusay ... Rita
Tsung-Hua To ... Giang Wei
Daniel J. Travanti ... Mario Moretti
Tai-Feng Hsia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jill Church ... Card-sharp
Ajay Mehta ... Photo store manager
Daxing Zhang ... Lao Chai
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Siao Yu needs a Green Card. Mario Moretti needs his debts paid. Getting married could solve their problems, or multiply them.

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Country:

Taiwan

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English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

22 April 1995 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Young Woman Named Xiao Yu See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Color
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Music by David Wong
Lyrics by Hsiao-Wen Ting
Performed by Winnie Hsin
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Chinese Immigration Drama in HYC
22 May 2011 | by docvega1See all my reviews

This heartfelt gem of a story allows us insight into the plight of Chinese immigrants trying to attain citizenship in the US in NYC without beating us over the head with that fact. What would seem to be a low budget and dull production comes to life with the performances of Daniel J.Travanti as Mario and Rene Liu as Lin Siao Yu. The two stage a mock marriage in order for the young Chinese girl to gain citizenship.

Although the Chinese cast does a competent job, the movie is solidly anchored around the talents of Travanti and his character, Mario. Daniel J. Travanti literally breathes life into this movie with his considerable portrayal of a nice guy whose life didn't quite pan out. In the sunset of his life, Mario, extends decency and support to Lin Siao, who struggles with her would be fiancé' as the story progresses.

The looming conflicts of two intertwined relationships end in bittersweet fashion as the movie draws to a close with a final tear jerking event that I'll not spoil for you. That things never quite turn out as we planned is in evidence here without belaboring the point.

An indulgent thumbs up.


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