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American Dreams in China (2013)

Zhong Guo he huo ren (original title)
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... See full summary »

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Peter Ho-Sun Chan (as Peter Chan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Xiaoming Huang ... Cheng Dongqing
Dawei Tong ... Wang Yang
Chao Deng ... Meng Xiaojun
Juan Du Juan Du ... Su Mei
Daniel Martin Berkey ... Board Executive
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georg Anton ... U.S. Consular Officer
Tina Collins ... Girlfriend (voice)
Allen Enlow ... Dream Lawyer
Jin Jin ... Yenching University student
Haowen Lei Haowen Lei ... Meng Xiaojun, aged 6
Bettina Skye ... Waitress
Meme Tian
Lei Tong Lei Tong ... Xu Wen
William Yuekun Wu William Yuekun Wu ... Zhang Xi
Zimu Zhang ... Liang Qin, aged 6
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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. Written by Ake

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

American Dreams in China See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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$87,097,067
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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compelling tale, finely portrayed
3 August 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

A person is bound to act strangely when losing at love and life. Some channel the failure into better things. In a true story, three entrepreneurs take some lumps from classrooms, random grouches, consulates, love, and each other, and manage to turn things around. They come up from depths of despair with jewels found in their hearts. With straight talk, humor and personal stories, these three turn English language classes in an abandoned factory, along with broken dreams, into a billion dollar empire. While ripe with awkward moments, inadequately developed themes, and scenes that are difficult to translate, this is a compelling tale, finely portrayed, of dealing with adversity, following your bliss and hidden talents, and letting the rest go. Seen at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival.


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