House of Harmony
|House of Harmony|
|Distributed by||ZDF Films (Germany), Oak 3 Films (Singapore), 艺煌文化 (China)|
|Directed by||Marco Serafini|
|Produced by||Lim Suat Yen, Jason Lai|
|Written by||Barbara Wood|
|Music by||Richard Blackford|
|Budget||SGD 7 million|
|Language||Mandarin, German, English|
|Running time||90 minutes
(2 episodes each)
House of Harmony (German: Das Haus der Harmonie) is a S$7 million German-Singaporean telemovie. Jointly produced by 4 parties - Germany's FFP Media and ZDF Pictures, together with Singapore's Oak 3 Films and Media Development Authority (MDA), the telemovie was shot in three languages - English, German, and Mandarin.
Singapore in the 1920s sets the stage for the dramatic romance between a young Asian woman (Fann Wong) and a married American industrialist (Philippe Brenninkmeyer). It is a love doomed by laws and tradition, but which yields a child, Harmony (Maggie Q).
After finishing her studies, she goes to America and becomes a successful maker and distributor of herbal medicines. She also falls in love with her father's adopted son (Daniel Morgenroth), but is reviled by the young man's racially and socially bigoted mother. The story revolves around whether the two lovers could overcome all barriers and be together.
- Fann Wong - Mei Ling
- Philippe Brenninkmeyer - Richard Barclay
- Maggie Q - Harmony
- Daniel Morgenroth - Gideon Barclay
- Monika Peitsch - Fiona Barclay
- Zhu Houren - Chang Suyin
- Cheng Pei-pei - Amah
- Claudine Wilde - Olivia Wilson
- Andrea Jonasson - Marie Larousse
- Jason Chan - Michael Lee
House of Harmony won a Silver Award in the 2005 Queensland Awards for Cinematography, by the Australian Cinematographers Society.
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