Mail Order Wife

February 28, 2007

Directed by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland

A documentary filmmaker funds a NYC doorman’s Asian mail order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience. But when Lichi arrives, she finds herself cleaning like Cinderella and carrying out her slovenly husband’s sadistic desires. Once the filmmaker intervenes and gives Lichi refuge, anything goes! The director has to learn the hard way that she’s no angel herself. The spinning pyramidal prism of love and rage finally shatters in this captivating film where all is not what it seems.

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