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Take Out

Take Out

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Authentic, suspenseful, funny, and alive with surprising detail, Shih-Ching Tsou and Sean Baker's Take Out "takes no false step as a scrupulous and socially conscious slice of life" (Nathan Lee, the New York Times), revealing an unseen world of illegal Chinese immigrants at work in New York City. A day in the life of Ming Ding (Charles Jang, in a masterfully unselfconscious performance) begins as a pair of hammer-wielding loan sharks come to the door of Ming's squalid apartment. Their ultimatum, delivered in Mandarin, is as simple as it is virtually impossible to fulfill: "You give US $800 tonight, or your debt is doubled." with the family he supports half a world away, Ming has a single rain-soaked shift at his job - anonymously and almost wordlessly delivering Chinese food on Manhattan's Upper West Side - in which to pay off his thuggish creditors. Deftly combining a "terrific cast" (The New Yorker) of professionals and non-actors with uncompromisingly ingenious DV photography that is "beautiful in unexpected ways under rough-and-ready conditions" (Variety), Take Out intelligently illuminates an immigrant underdog and his small community of harried co-workers with the same in-the-moment, pragmatic honesty with which Ming endures the constant deprivations of life on the American margin. "This," raved the Village Voice, "is as exceptional as micro-budget cinema gets."

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    Title: Take Out
    Genre: Drama, Foreign
    Starring: Jeng-Hua Yu, Charles Jang, Jeng-Hua Yua, Wang-Thye Lee, Justin Wan
    Directors: Tsou Shih-Ching, Shih-Ching Tsou, Sean Baker
    Attributes: Subtitled, Dubbed, Widescreen
    Release Date: 9/1/2009
    Original Year: 2004
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 0
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 6632
    UPC: 738329066321
    Item #: KOV006632

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 9/1/2009
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 87 minutes
    Studio: Kino Video