China Reverse
Austria, China, 2014, 91 minutes
China Reverse Synopsis

Most of them ended up in Vienna by chance, working in a Chinese restaurant to earn enough money to start their own business or pay for more relatives to come as well. It was a life of endless work. Only when they could finally relax some- what, vital questions started to emerge.

China Reverse questions everything, without asking much. Life could have been so different - not in Europe, but in China. Those who stayed, took advantage of the economic boom. For some, there’s still time to jump on the bandwagon. China Reverse looks behind the facade of financial success, noticing casual details, an antique porcelain dish, native songs, and a wishful smile for the future, which cannot help trembling.

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Reviewed by nikkareyes
Migrating to another country far from your own is not an easy thing to do and for these Chinese migrants they had to take the risk in exchange for a... more
Migrating to another country far from your own is not an easy thing to do and for these Chinese migrants they had to take the risk in exchange for a better life and future for their family. I found this an eye-opening documentary as viewers also get to know about the hardships before these migrants were finally able to enjoy the fruit of their labor. I also find this admirable as these migrants really looked for ways to learn the German language and culture and passing it on to their children. 
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Reviewed by cruzjessel
It was very interesting to know about the lives of these Chinese immigrants who went to Vienna from China in the 1980's and try their luck there, despite the cultural... more
It was very interesting to know about the lives of these Chinese immigrants who went to Vienna from China in the 1980's and try their luck there, despite the cultural differences. While most of them made their fortune in the restaurant business, I was really engrossed with the story of the Chinese woman who heads the woman's club. She's a headstrong and positive woman who's a role model in her own right. The stories of these Chinese people are also relatable to what's happening to other countries as well,  where they migrate to the US or European countries in search of a better future.  Most succeeded although a few were not so fortunate enough, such is the cycle of life. 
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Reviewed by violaflora
Watching the film makes one understand more clearly about the struggles that Chinese people overseas go through.  The Chinese people have always known to be resilient and very, very hardworking... more
Watching the film makes one understand more clearly about the struggles that Chinese people overseas go through.  The Chinese people have always known to be resilient and very, very hardworking and the financial success they gained after years of strife in Vienna can be seen most especially in the development back in their Chinese province of Qingtian. It's really a wonder how people can adapt to another culture so different from their own, all because of a driving force to earn, to work and to make something out of themselves.  Very informational documentary!
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