Chan Is Missing is a 1982 American independent comedy-drama film produced and directed by Wayne Wang. The film, which is shot in black and white, is plotted as a mystery with noir undertones, and its title is a play on the popular Charlie Chan film series which focuses on a fictional Chinese immigrant detective in Honolulu. Chan Is Missing turns the Charlie Chan detective trope on its head by making "Chan" the missing person that the film's two protagonists, Jo and Steve, search for. In the process of trying to locate Chan, a fractured, even contradictory portrait of him emerges, mirroring the complexities of the polyglot Chinese American community that Chan's character allegorizes.

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  • Chan Is Missing is a 1982 American independent comedy-drama film produced and directed by Wayne Wang. The film, which is shot in black and white, is plotted as a mystery with noir undertones, and its title is a play on the popular Charlie Chan film series which focuses on a fictional Chinese immigrant detective in Honolulu. Chan Is Missing turns the Charlie Chan detective trope on its head by making "Chan" the missing person that the film's two protagonists, Jo and Steve, search for. In the process of trying to locate Chan, a fractured, even contradictory portrait of him emerges, mirroring the complexities of the polyglot Chinese American community that Chan's character allegorizes. It is widely recognized as the first Asian-American feature narrative film to gain both theatrical distribution and critical acclaim outside of the Asian American community. (en)
  • Chan is Missing is een Amerikaanse onafhankelijke film uit 1982 geregisseerd door Wayne Wang. De film was met een klein budget in San Francisco's Chinatown opgenomen en werd in 1995 toegevoegd aan het National Film Registry. (nl)
  • Chan Is Missing é um filme norte-americano de 1982 estrelado por Wood Moy e dirigido por Wayne Wang. (pt)
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  • Michael Chin
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  • * English * Cantonese * Mandarin
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  • Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo
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  • Chan is Missing
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  • * Isaac Cronin * Terrel Seltzer * Wayne Wang
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  • Chan is Missing is een Amerikaanse onafhankelijke film uit 1982 geregisseerd door Wayne Wang. De film was met een klein budget in San Francisco's Chinatown opgenomen en werd in 1995 toegevoegd aan het National Film Registry. (nl)
  • Chan Is Missing é um filme norte-americano de 1982 estrelado por Wood Moy e dirigido por Wayne Wang. (pt)
  • Chan Is Missing is a 1982 American independent comedy-drama film produced and directed by Wayne Wang. The film, which is shot in black and white, is plotted as a mystery with noir undertones, and its title is a play on the popular Charlie Chan film series which focuses on a fictional Chinese immigrant detective in Honolulu. Chan Is Missing turns the Charlie Chan detective trope on its head by making "Chan" the missing person that the film's two protagonists, Jo and Steve, search for. In the process of trying to locate Chan, a fractured, even contradictory portrait of him emerges, mirroring the complexities of the polyglot Chinese American community that Chan's character allegorizes. (en)
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  • Chan Is Missing (en)
  • Chan Is Missing (nl)
  • Chan Is Missing (pt)
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