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May 16, 1993|Kevin Thomas

Ticket to Heaven (Bravo Sunday at 5 and 11:30 p.m.) A timely airing of the uneven yet largely persuasive 1981 Canadian-made expose of a brainwashing religious cult. Notable key performance by Nick Mancuso as a cult victim.

C'est la Vie (Bravo Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at midnight) The third installment of French director Diane Kurys' autobiographical trilogy, recalling her 13th summer at a beach resort in the late 1950s, is not as memorable as its predecessors but a pleasure all the same.

A Thousand Pieces of Gold (KCET Saturday at 9 p.m.) With remarkable skill, precision and economy, Nancy Kelly's 1990 film takes an alternative look at American frontier life from the point of view of a poor Chinese woman (Rosalind Chao) sold into slavery by her father and packed off to an Idaho mining town.

Chan Is Missing (KCET Saturday at 11 p.m.) Wayne Wang's irresistible, groundbreaking 1982 film is like no other Chinatown mystery you've ever seen. On one level it's a freewheeling sendup of the Charlie Chan stereotype and on another a thoughtful comment on the quest for cultural identity, starring Wood Moy and Marc Hayashi.

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