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Illustrious Energy [1988]

In 1890s New Zealand, two Chinese gold miners in a remote valley struggle to improve their lot. Chan is restless and unhappy; his father-in-law Kim wants to return to China. The goldfields are in decline; the presence of surveyors working in the area confirms that change is imminent. When they make a lucky strike on their claim it seems their problems are over… But for Chan, his story is just beginning.

Producer: Don Reynolds & Chris Hampson
Director: Leon Narbey
Screenplay: Leon Narbey & Martin Edmond

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