China Cry: A True Story

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  • PG-13
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.7  (564)

China Cry: A True Story is a heartfelt and inspiring movie based on the life of a young woman named Sung Neng Yee (played by Julia Nickson) who experienced the horrors of the Cultural Revolution in China. Born into a wealthy family, Sung Neng Yee had a privileged upbringing until her father's political associations brought suspicion from the communist government. In an effort to restore their reputation, her family was forced to abandon their luxurious lifestyle and move to the countryside.

The movie follows Sung Neng Yee as she navigates through the political turmoil of Mao's China, where anyone with perceived capitalist ideals was persecuted and punished. Sung Neng Yee's family and friends are castigated and humiliated, and she is bullied by her teachers and classmates. Throughout this period, Sung Neng Yee's faith in God becomes her source of strength and hope.

As a young woman, Sung Neng Yee falls in love with a man named Haw (played by Richard Chang), who is later revealed to be a spy working for the Chinese government. Sung Neng Yee is arrested and forced to endure torture and hardship in prison, but she remains resolute in her faith and refuses to renounce her beliefs. Eventually, she is released and reunited with Haw, who has turned his back on communism and defected to the United States.

Together, Haw and Sung Neng Yee move to America where they start a new life. However, their struggles are far from over as they face discrimination and racism as Asian immigrants. Sung Neng Yee becomes a successful author, sharing her story of perseverance and faith with others. She is also inspired to help others who were persecuted in China, and founded the US based ministry Gospel for China.

The movie boasts a talented cast that brings the story to life with poignant performances. Julia Nickson portrays Sung Neng Yee with grace and authenticity, while France Nuyen and James Shigeta offer memorable performances as her parents. Richard Chang is also impressive as Haw, capturing the complexity of a man torn between loyalty and love.

China Cry: A True Story is a powerful tale of resilience, determination, and faith. It provides a unique perspective on the Cultural Revolution and the struggles of those who opposed communism in China. The story is emotionally charged, drawing on themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the beauty of human connection. The movie is a must-see for anyone looking for an inspiring story of hope and triumph over adversity.

China Cry: A True Story is a 1990 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

China Cry: A True Story
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    6.7  (564)