Film- 鬼佬 Ghosts 2006

 This film can be watched on this website.


A young girl, Ai Qin, pays $25,000 to be smuggled into the UK in order to support her family back in China. She is forced to live with eleven other Chinese in a small house in Thetford, Norfolk, working in factories and fields preparing food. The film was inspired by the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, when a gang of Chinese cockle-pickers found themselves trapped tide coming in. Written by Michelet Carsrud
In this film a young Chinese single mother was stolen to work in the UK, in order to make money. Her quality of life is poor in the UK. She and other illegal Chinese people had to work a long time every day, but got less pay.  They were disgusted by the local neighbors and Living like ghosts.  Finally they could only go to the beach to dig snails in the dark. And due to high tide, they were trapped in the roof of a vans. At the end, the young mother was saved and returned to the China.
But in fact there were 23 Chinese workers drowned at the Morecambe Bay in 2004.
The film is very real, showing the hardships of Chinese illegal residents in the UK. While showing the Chinese people’s fantasy about Britain. A fantasy of making a fortune. 

Screenshots of the movie

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