May Jean (1994)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Taiwan  |  
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A resourceful and spirited woman leads a band of orphans across war-torn China to safety in this Taiwanese drama set in 1947 during the nationalist and communist conflict. May Jean goes to work for Catholic school after her husband is killed for deserting the communist army. At the school she meets Sister Helen who teaches 40 Chinese orphans. May Jean must take the children to safety after Sister Helen is injured. Her goal is to reach a ship that is preparing to sail to the U.S. They will have to walk for 20 days through the middle of the fighting to make it. While they march, another American nun and a diplomat battle it out. She wants the ship to wait for the children. He says it cannot. Will the children make it on time? Will May Jean get to accompany them?

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rescue, war, behind-enemy-lines, boating, diplomat, escape, nun, orphan, widow/widower