Miss Wonton

Last Updated on 09 May 2018
miss wonton

Awards won:

  • FIPRESCI Prize WinnerLocarno International Film Festival 2001
  • In Competition Sundance Film Festival 2001

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 naïve 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.

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Running time

87 minutes



Key cast

Amy Ting, Ben Wang, James C. Burns, Chyna Ng, Sakura Ting, Scott Chan, Han Ying Shen, Victoria Rong, Claire Peng

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