Shanghai Calling Movie Analysis

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Shanghai Calling is a movie that describes a man, Sam, is ordered to work in China. Therefore he arrived China as a worker immigrant. He met some Chinese people and start the story with a scam. Sam almost lost his job during solving this problem. Finally, he decides to live in Shanghai and start his new career. This movie brings out several problems that are common to migrants. After watching the movie, I have integrated some problems that the migrants might face. There are four points: The first one is the language barrier. At the very first part of the movie, it was the first time for Sam to come to China. When Sam arrived the airport in Shanghai, he must find the person who arranges the place for him to live during these three months. Because …show more content…
These “unspoken rules” are only known by the native. The migrants who are going to work or starting an undertaking will have potential drawbacks. They may face interpersonal issues, legal issues or loss of money on business that caused by the “unspoken rules”. Like the leading male character, Sam. Because he didn’t know the rules of business in China, and he was very confident with himself, he met the legal issues, and almost lost his job. Moreover, because he was a migrant, his interpersonal relationship is not good enough than the native. This is the reason that he found Mr. Lam, the other buyer of the phone, spending for a long time. He didn’t believe that he can solve the problem with a man who looks like a normal civilian, but that is the “unspoken rules” of …show more content…
I discover that in the movie, the foreigners tend to live with foreigners, not the Chinese. Moreover, some of them afraid that they may regard as heterogeneous, then made some changes to cater to China. Take an example, the daughter of Amanda Wilson. She is a foreigner and follow her mother live in Shanghai. She afraid that she would be supplanted by the native students, therefore, she refused to speak English with the people who are around her, including her mother. She worried about that she would become heterogeneous. Although racial discrimination is not really serious in the present world, it still exists. Racial discrimination may cause a big problem between the people which are not the same races. It may create social problems, and influence the number of

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