The poor farmers of Muju in Cheonbuk Province cannot get enough water to irrigate their rice. They attempt many times to build a canal to the Geum River, but fail each time. After the military coup of 1962 however, the government gives its full support and helps the villagers succeed
Frivolous Singapore adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by Baz Luhrmann. Two rival families, owning adjacent restaurants, make life difficult for each other in any way they can.
To land a role in the movie Hooker X, Asian American actress Windy (Cheryl Ling) researches what life is like as a prostitute. After being mistaken for a real call girl by undercover cops, Windy runs into trouble with a group of thugs and a huge wrestler. Poking fun at the entertainment industry as well as Asian stereotypes, this independent comedy co-stars Pat Morita, Martin Kove and Dean Haglund.
Stephen C. Ning's "Freckled Rice" also has a roving teen-ager at its center, in this case a 13-year-old Chinese-American boy. Joe (J. P. Wing) and his parents are scheduled to move from Boston's Chinatown to New Hampshire, where his father plans to open a Polynesian restaurant; in the meantime, Joe wanders off to join his older brother, whose Americanized manner has brought about a major rift with his more traditional parents. "Freckled Rice," with a title that means to suggest the conflict of these two cultures, is in both Cantonese and English, and tells its story in a simple and credible manner. - NY Times
Upon his father's death, a young man (Benjamin Mouton) leaves his city job to run his family's Louisiana rice farm.
Since 1980 German institutions send teens to the south of Portugal under experimental projects of social rehabilitation. That's how Katrin comes to Alentejo. She will establish a unique relationship with the surrounding environment, a situation exacerbated by the harshness of the landscape and the emptiness of a socially desertified region. Katrin, twith Julia and Pedro, will build a refuge in a no-man's-land...
Rice: A slang term for gay Asian men. Potatoes: Slang for gay Caucasians. Filmed in San Francisco, the documentary Rice & Potatoes presents a revealing look at the lives of 17 gay men, both Asian and Caucasian. The diverse cast offers frank and insightful commentary on the issues and stereotypes surrounding inter-racial gay relationships, talking candidly about the physical attraction, the differences in cultural upbringing, sexual roles, being out, family obligations, and the use of racial labels. Their stories, often funny, always thought provoking, offer an intimate portrait of men searching for love, coping with prejudice, and building relationships.
A touching story depicting the harsh lives of farmers in Kasumigaura. An attempt to start a fishery business to revive an ailing farming community creates friction amongst the proud residents.
Set during the Japanese Occupation, four children (Nitoy, Benny, Carding, and Badong) aspire nothing more than to become soldiers fighting the Japanese... until they are confronted by the realities of war that threaten to destroy their families and their friendship.
The Ghost Festival takes place during the seventh lunar month. The gates of hell are opened to free the hungry ghosts who wander the world seeking food. During this month, Chinese pay tribute to their ancestors and offer food to the deceased to appease them and ward off bad luck. In Hong Kong, besides staging ceremonies to honor the dead, many Taoist organizations also give away rice to the elderly and the poor. The rice distribution depicted in this film was one of the largest events, and attracted over eight thousand people. The event was scheduled to last from nine in the morning to six in the evening. In order to ensure a place in the line, most of the participants arrived before dawn.
A poor community awaiting regularly for government rice subsidies. The people line up for hours to get their share of the rice, while those who don’t have money to pay for their meager portion end up doing all sorts of things in order to get food on the table.
Jeom-rye works as a sharecropper to make a living for her good-for-nothing husband and her son Yong. But the village men are always trying to seduce her. When she rebuffs her landlord's advances, she is wrongly accused by his wife and is forced to leave. Sam-su, the servant who is smitten with her, offers to lend her husband, Deok-hi, money for her affections. Deok-hi tries to sell her off to Sam-su but Jeom-rye gets him arrested for trafficking humans. Sam-su realizes Jeom-rye's sincerity and drops the charges and Deok-hi repents his ways only too late. He dies of an illness. When her son Yong dies from indigestion after eating rice cakes, she goes off the edge.
What would you choose, between rice and boobs, if one of these two will disappear from the world forever? The most boring debate in human history starts now...
Miss Prissy, the slow-witted hen, sets out to land a husband - Foghorn Leghorn, and Barnyard Dog is willing to help her by dressing as a rooster to "rival" Foghorn Leghorn's non-existent affections and make him jealous so that he'll marry Prissy without thinking. Foghorn Leghorn falls for the scheme - hook, line, and sinker.
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder.
Fearing her son could be gay, a conservative mother takes in a French foreign exchange student, who ends up teaching the family a lot about life, acceptance, and love.
The 19-year-old Elena, who is as pretty as she is bright, works as a rice girl for the landlord Guerrini. Having become aware of her name, he finds out that she is his illegitimate daughter of whom he knew nothing. He tries to secretly help Elena, who has fallen in love with the car mechanic Gianni. But that only creates mistrust. When Guerrini's worthless nephew harasses the girl, the situation is dramatically worse.
This short film takes place in a tacky disco, which is the setting for a wedding reception. Kelly Marie (Jenny McCrindle) is a jilted bride whose husband has just left her for another woman. She goes to the ladies room and tries to remove her wedding ring. Her mother Lulu (Karen Dunbar), aunt Ruby (Jan Wilson) and friend Gracie (Kay Galle) follow her into the ladies room, but are unable to offer any constructive advice. A drunk girl (Jenny Foulds) named Adele bursts into the room suddenly and passes out before saying anything. Kelly Marie calls for an ambulance as the other women try to revive Adele. This life or death drama places Kelly Marie's problems into perspective.
Essay film about rice farming and Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI.
40-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko, and dodges the wrath of his impatient brother-in-law Tak. He thinks that if only he could get married all his problems would be solved. But when he falls head over heels for Tak's niece things only go from bad to worse.
At the Kokuritsu Inaho Academy, five new rice-inspired students attempt to supplant bread as the popular grain at the school. The new students form the "Love Rice" unit and challenge themselves to perform at the "Harvest Show" to show the delicious appeal of rice grains.
Saved from a plane crash and given supernatural powers, teen Tarzan joins forces with brave city girl Jane to protect his jungle home from threats.
Our Rice House is a modern Singaporean Chinese 8 episode family drama which is telecast on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It made its debut on February 4, 2008.
Le ricette di Arturo e Kiwi is an Italian television series.