a film by Bin Chuen Choi


Germany | 2012 | 79:00 min

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Animation Documentary
At the age of 11 I met my mother for the first and also last time. Later I recognized her in a magazine article. I compared the name with my birth certificate and learned that my mother was Yeh Su Nee, one of the most popular Hong Kong writers whose novels fill entire shelves in any bookstore. But is it not too late for a 44-year-old who has a child of his own to search his 65-year-old mother whom he doesn’t even know and flood her with questions? I am sure to find her and try to imagine her voice.
How nervous will I be calling her? I’ll probably say something like, “Hello, it’s me, Bin Chuen Choi, your son. Long time no see. Shall we meet?” But how will she react? Perhaps she’ll refuse to see me or say, “It did take you very long to call. Let’s go eat Dim Sum. I know a good spot downtown.”
DOK Leipzig
achtung Berlin
Cast and Crew
  • Director Bin Chuen Choi
  • Producer Gunter Hanfgarn
Bin Chuen Choi was born in Hongkong in 1967 and has been living in Germany since 1989. He studied Fine Arts at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin as well as at the Royal College of Art in London, and then Cinema at the Universität der Künste of Berlin.
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Production Company
HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion GbR
Apostel-Paulus-Str. 6a, 10823 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 84855000

Fax: +49 30 84855015
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