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Take Out (2004)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:June 6, 2008
Running time:87 minutes
Cast:Charles Jang, Jeng-Hua Yu, Wang-Thye Lee, Justin Wan, Theodore Bouloukos
Director:Sean Baker, Shih-Ching Tsou
Producer:Sean Baker, Shih-Ching Tsou
Writer:Sean Baker, Shih-Ching Tsou
Distributor:Cavu Pictures

Description: "Take Out" is a day-in-the-life of Ming Ding, an illegal Chinese immigrant working as a deliveryman for a Chinese take-out shop in New York City. Ming is behind with payments on his huge debt to the smugglers who brought him to the United States. The collectors have given him until the end of the day to deliver the money that is due. After borrowing most of the money from friends and relatives, Ming realizes that the remainder must come from the day's delivery tips. In order to do so, he must make more than double his average daily income. In a social-realist style, the camera follows Ming on his deliveries throughout the upper Manhattan neighborhood where social and economic extremes exist side by side. Intercutting between Ming's deliveries and the daily routine of the restaurant, "Take Out" presents a harshly real look at the daily lives of illegal Chinese immigrants in New York City.

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