This is a Movie that is more of a Historic type film than most. It’s a coming of Age Movie about Migrant Hardships that most of us aren’t familiar with. Yes, all of us have a past History of generations where our past forefathers took part in survival. Yes, in those days, survival was very hard at times.
But this Movie won’t let you go to sleep. It’s pulling you in all the time. Lol.
So Pop some Popcorn and Enjoy!
A tragic love story Follows the journey of a young girl and lead character in the film Peony (Clara Lee), who, fleeing an arranged marriage in China, is tricked into signing a contract to work as a “flower girl” in America, with her friend Lily (Nina Lu). Her determination and martial arts skills, aid her refusal to succumb to the world of prostitution, then she meets Tom (Godfrey Gao), an American Born Chinese cook whose father Mr. Wong, (Russell Wong) works on the Transcontinental Railroad. Despite the gender role reversal of Peony and Tom, the relationship thrives to marriage and a child. Throughout the film, Peony is wearing a circular disk green jade pendant, which was a gift from her grandmother to bring her luck and protection. Not all is blissful though, as Hong Kong Triad boss Yu Hing (Tzi Ma) seeks to extend his power into America, is fixated on obtaining Peony for his own needs. This film tells the tale of the first great Chinese migration to the United States, was released on the anniversary of the largest mass lynching in American history, of 19 Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, in 1871 and was Filmed in Utah.
The Jade Pendant is a 2017 American Western film directed by Leong Po-Chih and starring Godfrey Gao as Tom Wong, Clara Lee as Peony, following a tragic love story leading to the largest mass lynching in American history, of 19 Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, in 1871.
|The Jade Pendant|
|Chinese Jade Pendant dated 2000–1500 B.C.|
|Directed by||Leong Po-Chih|
|Written by||David Assael|
Scott M. Rosenfelt
|Story by||L.P. Leung|
|Starring||Godfrey GaoClara LeeBrian YangTsai ChinRussell WongMark Boone JuniorTzi Ma|
|Music by||Anne-Kathrin Dern|
|Distributed by||Crimson Forest Entertainment|
|Release date||October 19, 2017 (Boston Asian American Film Festival)November 3, 2017|
|Running time||106 minutes|
|Country||Hong Kong + United States|
|Languages||English, Mandarin, Chinese|