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One Child

One Child

Photo Credit: BBC
Air Date Rating Share Against the
Friday, December 05, 2014 N/A
Saturday, December 06, 2014 N/A
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  • Season: 2014-2015
  • Network: Sundance
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Miniseries
  • Subject Matter: Cross-Cultural Story, Family Drama, Foreign/Exotic Location, Woman In Jeopardy

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Plot Synopsis

A young Chinese-born woman, Mei, adopted at birth by a couple in the UK, suddenly gets called back to her native Guangzhou by her birth mother who now needs her help. The brother Mei never knew existed has been wrongly accused of murder and is facing execution. The real killer is a rich Chinese "princeling" with a well-connected, wealthy father who has corrupted the witnesses into lying. Her adoptive parents are challenged to both let her visit her birth mother while protecting her from the pain of meeting the woman who once rejected her. When she lands in China and begins to witness the criminal justice system through western eyes, she discovers the dichotomy between rich and poor -- the connected and the unconnected -- and the corruption, which forms the bedrock of its governing institutions. She is soon plunged into a politically charged situation that challenges her to her core and where she must learn quickly who she is in order to decide where her loyalties lay.


Production Company:

  • BBC Productions, Sundance TV

Production Type:

  • Independent
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