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Cast

Series cast summary:
Katie Leung ...  Mei Ashley 3 episodes, 2014
Mardy Ma ...  Liu Ying 3 episodes, 2014
Elizabeth Perkins ...  Katherine Ashley 3 episodes, 2014
Linh Dan Pham ...  Pan Qianyi 3 episodes, 2014
Sebastian So Sebastian So ...  Ajun 3 episodes, 2014
Donald Sumpter ...  Jim Ashley 3 episodes, 2014
Selina Lo ...  Xu Lian 3 episodes, 2014
Nicholas Goh ...  Wei Dongping 3 episodes, 2014
Voda Wong Voda Wong ...  Chang Hua 3 episodes, 2014
Lukaz Leong Lukaz Leong ...  Wu Jian 3 episodes, 2014
Sandra Yap ...  Zheng Ping / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Emmanuel Ighodaro ...  Samuel Abulu 2 episodes, 2014
Tobi Bakare ...  DJ Eddie 2 episodes, 2014
Deobia Oparei ...  Joseph Ojo 2 episodes, 2014
Enoch Frost ...  Solomon Obhiorra / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Harrison Wong ...  Guan Xiaopeng 2 episodes, 2014
Barnaby Kay ...  Mr. Anderson 2 episodes, 2014
Alan Leong Alan Leong ...  Chang Hui 2 episodes, 2014
Seun Shote Seun Shote ...  Tunde Adeola 2 episodes, 2014
Yuyu Rau ...  Judge 2 episodes, 2014
Tai Yin Chan ...  Huang Tao 2 episodes, 2014
Andy Cheung Andy Cheung ...  Chen Jin 2 episodes, 2014
Dave Wong ...  Guan Peng 2 episodes, 2014
Junix Inocian ...  Mr. Lin 2 episodes, 2014
Yennis Cheung ...  Peng's receptionist / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Michael Fan ...  Beijing Lawyer 2 episodes, 2014
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The journey of Mei a Chinese-born young woman as she is called back to Guangzhou by her birth mother in desperately seeking help to save her son who has been wrongly-accused of murder. The journey explores Mei's inner battle as she decides how far she will go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she's never met. Written by Anon

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English

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5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Child See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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GuangZhou is in southern China and they speak Cantonese there, not Mandarin as depicted in the movie. Even though Mandarin is the official language of China, Cantonese is the official language of GuangZhou. See more »

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Culturally uninsightful
15 March 2016 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The death penalty is a terrible thing; and China's system of justice leaves much to be desired. I know of the latter from the personal experience of a friend. But 'One Child' is an ordinary exploration of these themes, told from the perspective of a Briton who becomes involved in a legal case involving her long lost brother. The problems with the story are various. How could someone who can't speak a word of Chinese expect to influence the case? The motives of the heroine are spotlessly good, which makes the series somewhat dull. And the China that is presented, while clearly a far from ideal state, is also a China where everyone speaks perfect English and dresses in smart clothing. The mostly new-found wealth of the Chinese ruling class is an interesting fact; but there are also profound cultural differences between the Chinese and westerners, observable at a micro-level: this isn't a point about good and bad per se, just about different modes of behaviour, but 'One Child' gives us very little insight into how Chinese and westerners think and act differently, even though this should naturally be at the heart of the story. Kudos is due to the writers for not choosing a senselessly happy ending; nonetheless, the series is still a little formulaic and bland.


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