Watching TV with the Red Chinese

Watching TV with the Red Chinese

Leonardo Nam in WATCHING TV WITH THE RED CHINESE, a film by Shimon Dotan and Netaya Anbar. Picture courtesy Roam Films. All rights reserved.

Watching TV with the Red Chinese

Also Starring:
Based on a Novel by:
Executive Producer:
  • Ari Weinburger
  • Dan Anbar
  • Zev London
Photography Director:
Production Designer:
Costume Designer:
  • Nat Osborne
Associate Producer:
  • Roam Films
Production Company:

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Watching TV with the Red Chinese (2012)

Opened: 01/20/2012 Limited


Trailer: Click for trailer

Genre: Comedy/Drama (English)

Rated: Unrated


Three Chinese students, Tzu (James Chen), Wa (Keong Sim) and Chen (Leonardo Nam) come to study in America in the summer of 1980. They move into a New York City apartment next door to Dexter (Ryan O'Nan), a graduate student who introduces them to Suzanne (Gillian Jacobs), his occasional girlfriend and to Billy (Michael Esper), a struggling filmmaker. The Chinese find America fascinating. However, their perceptions, based on watching non-stop television, change when one of them is brutally mugged, when Suzanne takes up with Chen behind Dexter's back, and when Zap (Peter Scanavino), Suzanne's ex boyfriend, stalks them into a state of terror. When on December 8, 1980 John Lennon is murdered, the Chinese students decide to buy a gun for self-defense.