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Out of the Shadows (2011)

A North Korean teenager in Los Angeles has to make a life changing decision between pursuing the right to American citizenship and maintaining loyalty to his family of illegal immigration status.

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James Tarlton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Seo ... Jin
Grace Jiyoung Park ... Sue
Josiah D. Lee ... Kwan
Tae Geun Kim Tae Geun Kim ... Father - Yong-Kyun
Clarissa Park Clarissa Park ... Mother - Choon-Yei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eli Bildner ... Lance
Tiwana Floyd ... Immigration Officer
Paul McKinney ... Immigration Clerk
Stuart McClay Smith ... Mr. Cohen
Matt Spangler ... Eddie
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Storyline

When graduating high school student named Jin is selected for the green card lottery pick, he tries to break free of his family's traditional stranglehold and seedy bathhouse business. Without the essential documents like an official birth certificate, he cannot proceed with the application. In the process, he risks alienating everyone in his life by keeping his secrets from all, including his family and best friends, only confiding in a female neighbor who is a fellow illegal immigrant. As their relationship blossoms, he is further conflicted in the difficult choice between following the footsteps of his elder brother and facing a life of mediocrity or daring to pursue his citizenship, which may lead to the deportation of his family. Written by Casey Poh

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An immigrant tale...about an American identity. See more »

Genres:

Short | Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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