Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This film (which has Mandarin, Cantonese and English dialogue) explores the efforts of three mainland Chinese to adjust to living in the entirely alien culture of England. Of the three, only Deng (Chen Daming) has clear-cut goals. The other two are music-student Lan-lan, and middle-aged married man Su. Lan-lan came to England to study music under the sponsorship of a Chinese resident of London. Unfortunately, the instructor didn't tell her that her part of the deal involved marrying his son. Even that would not have bothered her, but the son is a complete drip. Penniless and homeless, she is given a home by Su and Deng, who are roommates. After the take-out restaurant they started fails, Lan-lan must decide how she is to survive.
survivor, cultural-shock, immigrant, marriage, marriage-arranged, sponsor, student