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Chinaman

Rating
6.7
108
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Original title
Kinamand (Chinaman)
Year
Running time
88 min.
Country
Denmark Denmark
Director
Screenwriter
Kim Fupz Aakeson
Music
Gisle Kverndokk
Cinematography
Sebastian Blenkov
Cast
Producer
Co-production Denmark-China;
Fine & Mellow Productions, Svensk Filmindustri (SF)
Genre
Drama. Comedy
Synopsis
Keld, an overweight, uninspired Danish plumber, is alone. When his bored, frustrated wife leaves him, he begins to eat dinner at the family-run Chinese take-out across the street. Working methodically through the numbered menu, he finds an unexpected friend in Feng, a genial man with his own concerns. Keld helps fix the plumbing in the diner, and then Feng asks for assistance with another problem: his Chinese sister requires a marriage of convenience to stay in Denmark. Enter Ling (Vivan Wu), a young woman who is not at all comfortable with this "strictly pro-forma" arrangement. Over time, Ling's gentle influence brings Keld into a world of tradition, full of surprising rewards and life-changing affection. This romantic tale has the fairy tale feel of what just might happen when people fall in love.
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