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Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (Yin shi nan nu)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:August 3, 1994
Running time:123 minutes
Cast:Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sylvia Chang
Director:Ang Lee
Producer:Kong Hsu, Li-Kong Hsu
Writer:Ang Lee, James Schamus
Distributor:Samuel Goldwyn Films

Description: Director Ang Lee's follow-up to his surprise box-office hit The Wedding Banquet is another look at ethnic and sexual conflicts in a Chinese family, with meals as a centerpiece of the film. Master chef Chu (Sihung Lung) is a long-time widower who lovingly cooks large Sunday dinners for his three daughters, who view the meals as too traditional. Secretly, however, successful airline executive Jia-Chien (Chien-Lien Wu) loves traditional cooking and would like to be a chef like her father, if women were permitted to do so. Her older sister Jia-Jen (Kuei-Mei Yang) is unmarried and cynical about men, but she becomes attracted to a volleyball coach and eventually pursues him vigorously. The youngest daughter, Jia-Ning (Yu-Wen Wang), is a college student who becomes pregnant from her frequent sexual escapades. As the film progresses, the personal relationships between the daughters and their significant others change unexpectedly.~ Michael Betzold, All Movie Guide

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