Miss Wonton 云吞小姐

2001

Synopsis

Ah Na is an illegal immigrant in New York City who finds employment in a Chinese restaurant. Fleeing from the persecution of her native village in China, Ah Na discovers that more oppression awaits her in America. In a naive quest for the American Dream, Ah Na begins visiting Grand Central Station’s ‘Golden Palace‘, where Caucasian men go to pick up immigrant women. It is there that she meets Jack, a slick suburbanite who proves to fall devastatingly short of delivering Ah Na a comfortable new life. Ah Na’s realisation of her outsider status allows her to come into her own and acquire a renewed sense of independence.

Director: Meng Ong
Release Year: 2001
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Producer: -
Rating: PG
Runtime:
Production Country: United States
Accession No: 2008-D-1156
Availability: library@esplanade

Cast List:

  • Amy Ting
  • Ben Wang
  • James Burns
  • Chyna Ng
  • Shen Han Ying
  • Scott Chan
  • Sakura Teng
  • Victoria Rong
  • Claire Peng
  • Yang Liu
  • Lynne Otis
  • Cornel Chan
  • Tienne Vu
  • Elene Chung
  • Shingka
  • Jeannie Ng
  • Elisa Lam
  • Rich Dita
  • Eliot Sash
  • Elizabeth Chiang
  • Kate Pak
  • Tak Wah Eng
  • Li Jean

Crew:

  • Executive Producer - Dave Johnson
  • Director of Photography - Tsuyoshi Kimoto
  • Production Design - Charlotte Burke
  • Assistant Director - Yann Sobezynski
  • Original Music Score - Evan Evans
  • Co-Producer - Hisami Kuroiwa
  • Editor/Scriptwriter - Meng Ong
  • Line Producer - Eve Applebaum
  • Production Coordinator - John Paul Tansi
  • 2nd Assistant Director - Joanna Shattuck
  • Script Supervisor - Elisa Lam
  • Costume Designer - Bryan Wang
  • Wardrobe Supervisor - Julie Fischoff
  • Hair/Make Up - Chyna Ng
  • Location Manager - Chris Marsh, Mark Wyglendowski
  • 1st Assistant Camera - Michael Best, Harry Greenburger
  • 2nd Assistant Camera - Adam Forrest
  • 2nd 2nd Assistant Camera - Jack Vinson
  • Gaffer - Jason Velez
  • Grip - Heath Allen, Joseph Lamura
  • Swing Grip - P. Jeff Latonero, Perry Unjang, Parish McLean
  • 2nd Unit DP - Steven Padulla, Mitch Gross
  • Sound Mixer - Jonathan Parham
  • Boom Operator - Nadim Malik, James Baker
  • Art Director - Cecile Thalman
  • Prop Master - Andy Pan, Luca Novelli
  • Art Production Assistant - Anna Beckman, Alexandra Lavin
  • Key Production Assistant - Bryan Lett
  • Production Assistant - Zivy Johnson, Alesay Araneta, Renee Liu, Chris Schoedel
  • Script Translator - Denny Liu, Ben Wang
  • Set Photographer - Christine Desavino
  • Rehearsal Space - Tai Resources
  • Post Supervisor - John Slater
  • Assistant Editor - Sim Sadler
  • Sound Editor - Allan Gus
  • Sound Mix - Matlin Recording
  • Negative Cutter - N & D Film & Video Ltd
  • Subtitles - LVT
  • Color - Technicolor
  • Color Timer - Don Ciana
  • Technicolor Coordinator - Joe Violante

Keywords:

  • Cities - New York City
  • Landmarks - Grand Central Station, Statue of Liberty
  • Places - Chinese restaurant, suburbs
  • Subject Matter - migration, race, American dream, illegal immigrants, Chinese diaspora, inter-racial relationships
  • Activities - cooking, eating, dating
  • Relationships - mother/daughter, employer/employee, lovers
  • Themes - self-realisation