American Dreams in China

Throughout the financial reform phase of this 80’s, three undergraduates overlaps together with a frequent vision – to call home the American dream. They are Cheng Dongqing, a hillbilly who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer; Meng Xiaojun, a self-confident, cynical intellectual; and Wang Yang, an idealistic romantic poet. Xiaojun is first to obtain an US Visa for studying abroad. Yang follows but decides to remain in China for his beloved. Poor Dongqing could be rejected by your US Embassy repeatedly. Baffled, he reluctantly accepts the job as an English instructor in the university but eventually gets fired for teaching tutorial classes in private. Across the Pacific, Xiaojun fails to ever find a decent project and can be driven to behave as a bus boy in that a diner.

Duration: 112 min


IMDb: 7.0