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Soursweet

1989 cert 15, running time TBC minutes

Director: Mike Newell

Lily and Chen move from Hong Kong to London to make their fortune. Enterprising Lily runs her own restaurant but she fails to persuade Chen who prefers the security of a job as a waiter in London?s Chinatown. Soho which forms the backdrop of much of the action, is Britain?s nerve centre for the Chinese Mafia ? the Triads. In the back streets and illicit gambling dens, the film gives a rare insight to the Machiavellian exchanges between rival Triad gangs. Trying to pay off his father?s gambling debts; the innocent Chen accepts money from a Triad member, only to find that he is expected to pay for it by doing a heroin run. Terrified, he falls in with Lily?s plan to move away and start up a business. However back in Soho a high ranking Triad member is planning to overthrow his leader, and Chen?s unpaid debt could turn him into a pawn in a horrifying violent power struggle.

Starring Sylvia Chang

Reviews

"fascinating, a touching comic success story. The acting in flawless." Sunday Telegraph

DVD info

Disc Title: SOURSWEET Format: DVD Video Supplied: DVD+R Double Layer (DVD-9) Film: Soursweet Duration: 106 minutes 4 seconds Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Bonus Material: 'The Handyman' short film Director Simon Rumley Duration: 15 minutes 34 seconds Aspect Ratio: 16:9 FHA Menus (All 4:3 Aspect Ratio): Main Menu (Static) Bonus Features Menu (Static) Scene Selection (Chapters 1 - 6) (Static) Scene Selection (Chapters 7 - 12) (Static) All audio as Dolby Digital 2.0 (AC-3, 2 channel)

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