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Mail Order Wife

Andrew Gurland, Eugenia Yuan, Adrian Martinez, Deborah Teng, Charles Debold

Directed by Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland
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5 3
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5 3 0
March 10, 2005

It looks like a documentary, but filmmakers Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland are hunting something fierce and darkly funny in this story of an overweight doorman (the comically inventive Adrian Martinez) who orders an Asian bride (Eugenia Yuan) to cook, clean and act as his sex slave, and gets a scary surprise. Don't let anyone tell you more.

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