Director Mike Newell
Screenplay Ian McEwan
Music director Richard Hartley
|Writer Timothy Mo, Ian McEwan|
Release date 1988 (1988) (UK)
Cast Sylvia Chang (Lily), Danny Dun (Chen), Jodi Long (Mui), Soon-Tek Oh (Red Cudgel), William Chow (White Paper Fan), Chin Shih-Chieh (Night Brother)
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Soursweet is a 1988 British film directed by Mike Newell. The screenplay was written by Ian McEwan from the novel Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo.
The story, set in the 1960s, is a comedy drama about a young Hong Kong Chinese couple who emigrate to England and start a family. Initially Chen works long hours in a Chinese restaurant while his wife Lily looks after their baby, dreaming of the day when they can open their own business. When Chen becomes indebted to Triads through gambling he decides it is time for his family to go at it alone.
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