- 1 hr 29 min
China Girl is a 1987 romance drama film. China Girl is a modern day retelling of the story of Romeo and Juliet, and it is based in 80s New York City. China Girl tells the story of an Italian boy who falls in love with a Chinese girl. The families of both families do no approve of them being lovers, and it results in conflict between the gangs associated with each family. The language used in China Girl is mostly English with slight influence of Italian and Chinese, but it does not contain strong Shakespearean language. In addition, the fight scene in China Girl involves street brawls rather than sword fights. China Girl was directed by Abel Ferrara. It was written by Nicholas St. John. The role of Romeo is played by James Russo, and the character of Romeo is called Tony in the film. The character Juliet is played by Sari Chang and is called Tye.