Feature début (with co-director Fow Pyng Hu) tells in an obser­va­tional style the story of Jacky (25). The son of Chinese immi­grants, living in an suburban house in Eind­hoven with his mother, Jacky leads a lazy life. He is not ambi­tious and thinks his unin­spiring job serving coffee aboard commuter trains is just fine. This life would appear to change when Jacky should marry a Chinese girl, in accor­dance with Chinese tradi­tion. The girl is Chi-Chi, a respectable and shy new arrival in Holland, and a real disap­point­ment to his mother. While Jacky is at work, Chi-Chi tries to look after the house­keeping in their new apart­ment in Amsterdam and find her feet. A little too liter­ally. A super­fi­cial friend enusures a commo­tion, but the ques­tion remains whether Jacky will ever change.

Credits

Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
Motel Films
TV company
VPRO TV
Distributor NL
A-Film Distribution

Title: Jacky
Year: 2000
Duration : 1 hour, 20 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2009

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