1,000 Pieces of Gold

1,000 Pieces of Gold

Rosalind Chao
Director: Nancy Kelly Cast: Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao
, Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
, Michael Paul Chan
Michael Paul Chan
Nancy Kelly

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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 Chan), a saloon owner in a rough Idaho mining town. Refusing to participate in Hong King's plan to make her into an exotic prostitute, Lalu keeps her dignity about her and wins the adoration of Charlie (Chris Cooper), Hong King's white, alcoholic partner. Despite the prejudice of the locals, Lalu becomes a cleaning woman and a successful laundress. Though she dreams of marriage to Jim or escape to China, she recognizes Charlie's admirable qualities after a violent incident that casts him in a different light.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2020
UPC: 0738329247133
Original Release: 1990
Source: Kino Lorber
Region Code: A
Time: 1:46:00

Special Features

Radio interview with director Nancy Kelly (courtesy of Chinamerica Radio); Audio commentary with Nancy Kelly and producer Kenji Yamamoto; Trailer; 1920x1080p

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosalind Chao Lalu Nathoy
Chris Cooper Charlie
Michael Paul Chan Hong King
Dennis Dun Jim/Li Po
Jimmie F. Skaggs Jonas
Will Oldham Miles
Beth Broderick Berthe
Kim Chan Li Ping
Ron Dorn John Span
David Hayward Ohio
Albert J. Kalanick Parker
Evan Kim Shun Lee
Mary Beth Lee Li Yuan
Mary Matvy Francoise
Saachiko Li Ma
Freda Foh Shen Ah Ling
Danny Wong Buyer
Jianli Zhang Chen
George Cheung Lung On

Technical Credits
Nancy Kelly Director,Producer
Dan Bishop Production Designer
Bobby Bukowski Cinematographer
Sarah Green Co-producer
Sidney Kantor Producer
Lidsay Law Producer
Rachel Lyon Producer
Anne Makepeace Screenwriter
Gary Remal Malkin Score Composer
John Sham Producer
Lydia Tanji Costumes/Costume Designer
Dianna Treas Set Decoration/Design
Kenji Yamamoto Editor,Producer

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