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Hong Kong newlyweds seek a fresh start in 60s Britain, but fall foul of the Triad underworld in this adaptation of Timothy Mo's blackly comic novel.

Drama 1989 111 mins

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 from Timothy Mo's Booker-shortlisted novel by Ian McKewan, it was directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings). 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...