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Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)

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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

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Western, Drama

Jan 1, 1998

Hemdale Home Video

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Rosalind Chao's performance is a wonder -- the sort that, in a conventional Hollywood epic, would inspire Oscar speculation.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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