The new crime drama SnakeHead has many similarities to movies like Chinatown and Bad streets. You can feel that by watching the first trailer below. As seen in the opening session, we are told that for $ 50,000, Chinese immigrants can be sent to the United States, where they will then be forced into prostitution and other illegal jobs as a means of paying the debt to the person who signed them. brought. , or the “snake head”.
One such woman is Sister Tzu (Shuya chang) who has been working to survive in America and also to find the daughter he lost along the way. A theme that feels too real because it’s just that. The film has already received solid criticism from some critics with a duration of 1 hour and 29 minutes. Chang brings both the vulnerability and revenge of a woman who finally takes control of her life after decades of victimization. She is being praised for delivering this story and finding her place in contemporary Asian American cinema.
Leong begins her criminal story with the arrival of a Chinese ex-convict who made a deal with “snakehead” traffickers to smuggle her into the United States aboard a freighter, along with a shipment of other immigrants. Known as Sister Tse (Shuya Chang), this young woman does not seek to pay off debt or find the American Dream live, but instead hopes to locate her daughter after losing custody while serving her prison sentence.
All she knows is that a family from New York adopted the girl at a young age and that she now lives somewhere in Chinatown. The problem is that Tse will have to pay a debt totaling more than $ 50,000 before regaining his freedom, but he quickly proves that he will not accept a life of prostitution, badly beating one of the gang’s enforcers and much more. the journey goes.
Unfortunately, the assault draws the attention of Chief Chief Dai Mah (Jade Wu), a woman who runs one of Chinatown’s largest human trafficking networks, as well as a variety of other criminal activities. Tse quickly rises in the Dai Mah organization, where women are often exploited or ignored. She works first as a debt collector, then as a reluctant drug dealer, before gaining Dai Mah’s trust and joining his immigrant smuggling company, which efficiently exploits most of the major trafficking methods and routes. In his new role, he begins working directly with Dai Mah’s favorite son, Rambo (Sung Kang |), a short-tempered bully who constantly starts fights and fights. Helping the same gang that smuggled her in and finding out where her daughter is is a big deal for her, but she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her back.
Snake head is scheduled for an October release from Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attraction. This is one of those movies that might go unnoticed, so to speak, but after seeing the trailer, it was already on my list.
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