The Donut King
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The Donut King, Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut.
Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.
USA, 2020, 90 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Alice Gu
“Delightful…’the Donut King’ does it with style, delivering far more substance than its junk-food subject might suggest…a drool-inducing debut.”– Peter Debruge, VARIETY
“A fascinating and vital part of history.”– Bobby LePire, FILM THREAT
”Impressive…heartwarming…the incredible story of Ngoy—with its hard-won ascendance and tragic collapse—is captured in ‘The Donut King.’”– Nick Allen, ROGEREBERT.COM
“A boisterous yet thoughtful story.”– Richard Whitaker, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
”Heartwarming yet unflinchingly honest…an undeniably moving portrait.”– Inkoo Kang, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Discovers a terrific story in an unlikely place…an immigrant-makes-good tale filled with uplift and downfall in equal measure…"– Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL