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Sylvia Chang

Shau neu Siao Yu (Siao yu)

Edition 1996
104' - 1995 - Drama - Dialogue: Mandarin, English, Cantonese
Director: Sylvia Chang Composer: Bobbi Dar With: Rene Liu, Marj Dusay, Tsung-Hua Tou
New York City. Giang-wei and Siao-yu, both illegal immigrants; he a student and worker in a fish market; she a seamstress in a sweatshop. Giang-wei saves money to purchase Siao-yu a fake American husband, whom she can divorce in five years with citizenship in hand - but the going brokered rate is still too high. Enter Mario, an aging former radical journalist, debilitated by a gambling additictin. Fate brings Giang-wei to him, and soon he is married to Siao-yu. After clashes at the beginning of their relationship, the two forge an unlikely friendship that Giang-wei can neither understand nor tolerate.

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Sylvia Chang


Bobbi Dar


Rene Liu, Marj Dusay, Tsung-Hua Tou


Sylvia Chang, Ang Lee, Geling Yan

Director of Photography

Joe DeSalvo


Fung Mei


Dolly Hall, Li-Kong Hsu, Ang Lee

More information


Mandarin, English, Cantonese

Countries of production


Screenplay based on

"The Girl Xiao Yu" (Geling Yan)



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