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16 Ratings

Siao Yu

Shao nu xiao yu

Directed by Sylvia Chang
Taiwan, 1995
Drama, Comedy


It recites the familar litany of dead-end jobs and marriages of convenience found in illegal immigrant/Green Card movies set in New York. Siao Yu has to cohabit with her paid-for Italian-American husband to convince the Immigration Department that the marriage isn’t phoney.

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Siao Yu Directed by Sylvia Chang

Critics reviews

It’s blessedly free of romance, Liu and Travanti instead forming a touching and wholly chaste friendship. Chang shows a deft eye for location, capturing an older, dirtier version of the city, its late night streets and tiny, cramped apartments.
May 18, 2018
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