Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) a 16-year-old Chinese orphan who has been supported by donations from her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce), who sends her postcards that describe his family life. When her orphanage choir travels to Australia to participate in an Australian Choir Festival, Mei Mei takes the opportunity to find Dean with the hope he will make her part of his family. However, Mei Mei discovers the shocking truth – Dean is actually a convict in prison for manslaughter. Seeing Dean as her last chance at finding a home, Mei Mei decides to stay in Sydney until Dean gets his parole, in the meantime becoming naively entangled in the criminal world herself. To save Mei Mei from his own fate, Dean must make an impossible sacrifice.
|Martin Edmond Pauline Chan Philip Dalkin
|family life last chance save me shock
|AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score
|Lesley Stevens Liu Zhijiang Pauline Chan Penny Carl-Nelson
|Portal Pictures Pty Ltd
|Arclight Films International