The Shanghai Hotel (2011)

110 min | Drama

A young woman named Yin Yin (Eugenia Yuan) illegally buys her way to the USA from communist China hoping to make a better life for herself and her family. After a long, treacherous journey stowed away in a dark hull of an overcrowded cargo ship, Yin Yin arrives in New York City for what she thinks will be the beginning of a better life. Falsely promised a job in the technology industry, her dreams are shattered when she is told by the Snakeheads, an Asian gang, that her debt is much higher than expected. To pay off that additional debt she will have to work it off by being a prostitute.

Notes: Subtitles in English
Director: Jerry Allen Davis
Studio: Cornucopia Productions
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