Shaw Brothers old film fully restored from the original film.
The illustrious careers of the writing-directing-producing team of Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting and Alex Law (An Autumn's Tale, Painted Faces, etc.) got off to an auspicious start with The Illegal Immigrant. It's a grittily realistic New York Chinatown tale delving into the life of an illegal immigrant, his sham marriage, and indebtedness to thugs. A huge critical success, Illegal Immigrant won the 5th Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director (Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting) as well as nominations for Best Film and Best Screenplay (Alex Law).