Overview

The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the film progresses, each of the daughters encounters new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, the stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes.. The film features several scenes displaying the techniques and artistry of gourmet Chinese cooking. Since the family members have difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings.

  1. Ang Lee

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Wang Hui-Ling

    Screenplay

  3. James Schamus

    Screenplay

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Facts

Original Title 飲食男女

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 3, 1994
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Mandarin

Runtime 2h 3m

Budget -

Revenue $7,294,403.00

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Content Score

100

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