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Chinese chocolate Luo niao
Peng, Diana.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Following their dreams to the West, two young Chinese women journey to Canada on the same plane in 1986. A sensual story about searching for love in a strange land.
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Title from disc label.

Based on the novel Luo niao by Qi Chang.

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DVD 6300 Adult DVD Media Room-Foreign Language Video

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Two women from China journey to Toronto to seek new lives, only to discover that things weren't quite what they expected in this satiric drama. Jesse (Diana Peng) is a rather naive young woman who has come to Canada to attend college. Camille (Shirley Cui) has come to Toronto to visit her recently emigrated husband, but the visit seems cursed from the start; he dies in a car wreck on the way to the airport, and she learns that he was planning to ask for a divorce anyway, as he'd become involved with another woman. Trying to make sense of the situation, Camille becomes involved with a man she meets, though things get complicated when she becomes pregnant. North America isn't treating Jesse much better; she falls into an affair with one of her professors but doesn't learn until after he has seduced her that he's married. Financially stressed, Jesse moves out of her dorm and into an apartment in order to save money, but her new roommate uses her in a variety of strange games in order to rise up the university ladder. Eventually, Jesse and Camille get to know each other and fall into a romantic relationship. Director Qi Chang also starred under the name Shirley Chang. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi