Saving Face (2005)

Saving Face
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords doctor, gay, mother/daughter, motherhood, pregnancy
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
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Harlan Bosmajian Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sabine Hoffmann Editor n/a 172 7000001
Susan Graef Editor n/a 172 7000002
Anton Sanko Music n/a 120781 8000001
Terry Ladin Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Mariana Hellmund Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Carrie Fix Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Bergen Swanson Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Mariela Comitini Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Heather M Daniels Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Collin Smith Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Dan Ouellette Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Mylene Santos Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Noah Vivekanand Timan Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Abigail Stowe Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000004
Noah Vivekanand Timan Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Anthony Cox Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Adam Roffman Property Master Prop Master 120805 24000001
Angela Gallagher Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Donna Battersby Hair n/a 120794 13000002
Colleen Nowers Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000004
Frank DeCurtis Jr. Leadman n/a 433 9000003
Heidi Griffiths Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Jaclyn Brodsky Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Jill Newell Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Bergen Swanson Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Alice Wu Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nathanael Geng Actor Stimson Cho 1 1000010
Brian Yang Actor Little Yu 1 1000009
Mao Zhao Actor Old Yu 1 1000011
Luoyong Wang Actor n/a 1 1000012
Clare Sum Actor Comedian 1 1000013
David Shih Actor Norman 1 1000008
Ato Essandoh Actor Jay 1 1000007
Lynn Chen Actor Vivian Shing 1 1000003
Michelle Krusiec Actor Wilhelmina Pang 1 1000002
Jessica Hecht Actor Randi 1 1000004
Li Zhiyu Actor n/a 1 1000005
Guang Lan Koh Actor Wai Po (Grandma) 1 1000006
Qian Luo Actor n/a 1 1000014
Wang Jin Actor Wai Gung (Grandpa) 1 1000015
Robin O'Hara Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Will Smith Producer n/a 3 3000003
Scott Macaulay Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
John M Penotti Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Jeff Morin Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Teddy Zee Producer n/a 3 3000002
James Lassiter Producer n/a 3 3000001
Richard Chang Actor Stephen 1 1000016
Ruth Zhang Actor Mrs. Yao 1 1000017
Jackson Ning Actor Mr. Chen 1 1000018
Alice Wu Director n/a 2 2000001
Joan Chen Actor Ma 1 1000001
Synopsis
For 28-year-old New Yorker Wilhelmina "Wil" Pang, life is a juggling act between a promising career as a surgeon and her responsibilities as a dutiful daughter. Like the #7 train she takes to visit her Chinese family on a weekly basis, Wil is perpetually in transit between two worlds. The expectations of Flushing, Queens society she is from and the desires that alienate her from it have made Wil content to live below the surface--even if it means playing an inadvertent game of charades with her widowed mother and the world Ma represents. The masquerade is comic even in its pain as Wil tolerates Ma's weekly set ups with eligible Chinese-American boys at the Friday Chinese socials; but it quickly becomes a farce when Ma's mask cracks first. One night, Wil comes home to find Ma on her doorstep--pregnant. Disgraced by the Chinese community, and with no where else to go, Ma moves in with her daughter, making it difficult for Wil to nurture a budding relationship with gorgeous dancer Vivian. As her carefully compartmentalized worlds collide, Wil is forced to find her mother a husband, placate her girlfriend, and choose between breaking a cycle of keeping up appearances, or risk losing the girl she loves.