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IRON ROAD

(2009)
99 mins | Discrimination | Family & Family Relationships | History | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandNR
Nova ScotiaNR
P.E.I.NR
New BrunswickNR
QuebecG
OntarioNR
ManitobaNR
SaskatchewanNR
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaNR
Northwest TerritoriesPG
NunavutPG
YukonNR

Director: David Wu

Writer(s): Barry Pearson, Raymond Storey

Star(s): Sun Li, Luke Macfarlane, Sam Neill, Peter O’Toole

Synopsis:

A tale of forbidden love set against the building of the Canadian railway in the 1880s, Iron Road tells the story of a Chinese woman (Li) who disguises herself as a man and persuades the son of a railroad tycoon (Macfarlane) to hire her onto the explosives crew. Soon, though, she finds herself falling in love with him, and as the physical terrain becomes more dangerous, so does the landscape of the heart.

This was one of the best movies I have seen. I hope I can watch another one.
— Grade 9 student, Evan Hardy CI, Saskatoon

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About the Director

David Wu

Wu is a master editor who has worked with many legendary Hong Kong filmmakers. His directorial credits include The Snow Queen with Bridget Fonda, Plague City: SARS in Toronto (for which he earned the DGC Best Director nomination), John Woo’s Once a Thief and his most recent film, See You Tomorrow.

IRON ROAD

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • Civics - 10
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

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