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Soursweet 1988 15

110 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Newell

This darkly humorous tale of a young Hong Kong family in 60s Britain captures the sweet hopes and sour experiences of migration. Adapted by Ian McKewan from Timothy Mo’s Booker-shortlisted novel, it was directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral). After struggling in London, Chen and Lily open a successful take away business. But just as they are settling into their new community, Chen’s gambling debts and the triad underworld catch up with them...

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Directed by

Mike Newell


Sylvia Chang

Danny An-Ning Dun

Jodi Long

Speedy Choo




Chinese Voices Chinese Britain on Film Soho Stories Refugee Week Forgotten Features Unavailable on DVD


15 Contains strong bloody violence




United Kingdom



Production company

First Film Company

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