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American Dreams in China (2013)

112 min - Drama - 18 May 2013
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During the economic reform period of the 80’s, three undergraduates bind together by a common ambition – to live the American dream. They are Cheng Dongqing, a hillbilly who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer; Meng Xiaojun, a self-confident, cynical intellectual; and Wang Yang, an idealistic romantic poet. Xiaojun is the first to obtain an US Visa for studying abroad. Yang follows but decides to remain in China for his beloved. Poor Dongqing is rejected by the US Embassy repeatedly. Baffled, he reluctantly accepts the job as an English instructor in the university but eventually gets fired for teaching tutorial classes in private. Across the Pacific, Xiaojun fails to find a decent job and is driven to work as a busboy in a diner.

Director:  Peter Chan
Writers:  Zhou Zhiyong, Aubrey Lam Oi-Wah

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During the economic reform period of the 80’s, three undergraduates bind together by a common ambition – to live the American dream. They are Cheng Dongqing, a hillbilly who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer; Meng Xiaojun, a self-confident, cynical intellectual; and Wang Yang, an idealistic romantic poet. Xiaojun is the first to obtain an US Visa for studying abroad. Yang follows but decides to remain in China for his beloved. Poor Dongqing is rejected by the US Embassy repeatedly. Baffled, he reluctantly accepts the job as an English instructor in the university but eventually gets fired for teaching tutorial classes in private. Across the Pacific, Xiaojun fails to find a decent job and is driven to work as a busboy in a diner.


Collections: Peter Chan

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话, English
Release Date:  18 May 2013

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Revenue:  $88,000,000

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Runtime:  1 h 52 min

During the economic reform period of the 80’s, three undergraduates bind together by a common ambition – to live the American dream.

American Dreams in China (中国合伙人; Zhōngguó héhuǒ rén; literally: “Chinese (business) partners”) is a 2013 Chinese film directed by Peter Chan and starring Huang Xiaoming, Deng Chao, and Tong Dawei. It was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It is based on the story of New Oriental.[wikipedia]

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The story of three friends who build a successful English language school in China called “New Dream”. This school helps the dreams of Chinese teenagers come true. Before they stood proudly in the American stock market, many stories happened with them. [imdb]