Thousand Pieces of Gold

Thousand Pieces of Gold

Director: Nancy Kelly Cast: Gary Remal Malkin
Gary Remal Malkin
, Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao
, Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
, Dennis Dun
Dennis Dun
Nancy Kelly
Thousand Pieces of Gold

Thousand Pieces of Gold

Director: Nancy Kelly Cast: Gary Remal Malkin
Gary Remal Malkin
, Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao
, Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
, Dennis Dun
Dennis Dun
Nancy Kelly

DVD (Subtitled)

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Overview

Produced on a shoestring $2 million budget, documentary director Nancy Kelly and her husband, editor Kenji Yamamoto created this romantic western based on a true story. Rosalind Chao stars as Lalu Nathoy, a young woman sold into marriage by her impoverished father in late 19th century China. Lalu is transported to the U.S. by a slave trader, Jim (Dennis Dun), on whom she develops a crush. Although conflicted, Jim fulfills his professional obligation to deliver Lalu to Hong King (Michael Paul Chan), a saloon owner in a rough Idaho mining town. Refusing to participate in Hong King's plan to make her into an exotic prostitute, Lalu keeps her dignity about her and wins the adoration of Charlie (Chris Cooper), Hong King's white, alcoholic partner. Despite the prejudice of the locals, Lalu becomes a cleaning woman and a successful laundress. Though she dreams of marriage to Jim or escape to China, she recognizes Charlie's admirable qualities after a violent incident that casts him in a different light.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2020
UPC: 0738329247126
Original Release: 1990
Source: Kino Lorber
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Language: English
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 40,101

Special Features

Closed Caption; Radio interview with director Nancy Kelly (courtesy of Chinamerica Radio); Audio commentary with Nancy Kelly and producer Kenji Yamamoto; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosalind Chao Lalu/Polly
Chris Cooper Charlie Bemis
Dennis Dun Jim
Michael Paul Chan Hong King,Li Ping
Jimmie F. Skaggs Jonas
Will Oldham Miles
David Hayward Ohio
Beth Broderick Berthe
Evan Kim Shun Lee
Freda Foh Shen Ah Ling
Mary Matvy Francoise
Albert J. Kalanick Parker
Mary Lee Li Yuan
Jianli Zhang Chen
Saachiko Li Ma
Ron Dorn John Span
Danny Wong Buyer
George Kee Cheung Lung On

Technical Credits
Nancy Kelly Director,Producer
Kenji Yamamoto Producer
Sidney Kantor Executive Producer
Lindsay Law Executive Producer
John Sham Executive Producer
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