Farewell China (1990)
Reviewed by: cpardo on 2005-07-15
Summary: Grim but powerful
Farewell China explores the dark side of the "American Dream" through the eyes of Two Mainland immigrants, one who sneaks into NY illegally just to find his missing wife who came ahead of them.

It's a pretty interesting film even though it's very grim and downbeat. It has lots of interesting scenes of scrounging for food, living in appalling conditions, violence and having to resort to pimping a teenage Chinese girl for money and more. Is there hope for them? Not really and that's the point of the film. Living in America is not as rosey as it's made out to be. Maggie Cheung and Leung Kar-fei both are great in the movie, and I got to give credit to the director and writer (a husband and wife team) to have the guts to show things as it is. It's a very pessimistic view of Chinese living in NY, but it's supposed to be. It's hard to watch, but definitely not something forgotten.

Reviewer Score: 7