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Acclaimed director Ann Hui (Ah Kam, Visible Secret) helms this touching tale of culture barriers and generation gap. When a teenage ABC (America Born Chinese) is sent to China to live with his grandfather during his summer vacation, cultural and language differences between them lead to tension-filled encounters. But as time wears on, the two of them begin to develop a bonding relationship, and a deeper understanding of their shared roots.

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  • Actors: Carina Lau, Peng Sun, Lai Wang, Kwan Yuen Wong, Ma Wu
  • Directors: Ann Hui
  • Writers: Nien-Jen Wu
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Import, Letterboxed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Tai Seng
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2004
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00019GHH0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,439 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "American Grandson" on IMDb

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laurentian University c/o Hoi Cheu & Kelly Smith on June 20, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
From the director of <I>Boat People<i> and <I>Song of Exile<i> (who just won the Hong Kong Academy Award in 2000), this film definitely shows the serious (but interesting) side of Hong Kong's independent filmmaking. The film examines the cultural differences between East and West by focusing on a grandfather who looks after his 12-yr-old American Grandson. Very insightful and humorously done! Ann Hui herself, a director who separated from her family in mainland China and struggled to establish her career in Hong Kong, understands cultural differences. I would not say that this film is Ann Hui's best, but her better ones are not yet availiable in North America.
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