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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
"Yin shi nan nu" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Drama  -  3 August 1994 (USA)
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sihung Lung ...
Chu
Yu-Wen Wang ...
Jia-Ning
Chien-lien Wu ...
Kuei-Mei Yang ...
Sylvia Chang ...
Jin-Rong
Winston Chao ...
Li Kai
Chao-jung Chen ...
Guo Lun
Chit-Man Chan ...
Raymond
Yu Chen ...
Ya-Lei Kuei ...
Madame Liang
Chi-Der Hong ...
Class Leader
Gin-Ming Hsu ...
Coach Chai
Huel-Yi Lin ...
Sister Chang
Shih-Jay Lin ...
Chief's Son
Chin-Cheng Lu ...
Ming-Dao
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Senior Master Chef Chu lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters, Jia-Jen, a chemistry teacher converted to Christianity, Jia-Chien, an airline executive, and Jia-Ning, a student who also works in a fast food restaurant. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate dinner each Sunday, and the love lives of all the family members. Written by Will Gilbert

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The opening sequence - in which a Sunday lunch is lovingly prepared - took over a week to film. See more »

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As Chu is downing shots at the last Sunday dinner, he spills some on the collar of his jacket. When he stands up to makes his announcement, the stain is gone. See more »

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Chu: Life should not be like cooking: you need to wait until all ingredients are prepared.
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References My Neighbor Totoro (1988) See more »

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ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING
Text: Francis of Assisi, ca. 1225; trans. by William H. Draper, 1925, adapt. 1987
Music: 'Geistliche Kirchengesane', 1623; harmonised by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Courtesy of Sony Classical
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One of my All Time Favorites!!!!
13 June 2002 | by (Gnome, Alaska) – See all my reviews

Eat, Drink, Man, Woman is one of the best films of all time. It has all the elements of a great movie. From the opening shot to the final I was absolutely riveted to this compelling, truthful, beautiful, and humorous look into the lives of a Taiwanese family. Ang Lee, known quite famously now for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and the upcoming "Hulk" has done a masterful job of directing and storytelling. The cinematography is INCREDIBLE. The movie as mentioned focuses on on Widower, Master Chef Chu, who is having a hard time relating to his three independent daughters. He attempts to communicate his love for them by creating these incredible gourmet dinners. The daughters are very defined, each with a different personality. The eldest, is a Christian, which is the first time in a movie I have ever seen, where a Christian is portrayed in a favorable light. She is struggling with being an old maid and the fear of leaving her Father uncared for if she does get married. The second daughter is wild and rebellious. She is portrayed extremely well by the ultra sexy Chien Lien Wu. This woman is absolutely stunning!!! She is torn between three things, her career, her desire to be independent, and her liason's with two men, one who is married. The third daughter is portrayed sweetly and innocent who ends up stealing her best friends boyfriend away. There are many plot twists and turns, but in the end, the movie finishes in a beautiful and happy way. I have now watched this movie twenty times and I think it is a great contribution to the film world. I wish more people knew about it here in the States. This movie can move you to being a better person. On a side note, I highly recommend you order some Chinese food, because you will be starving for it before the movie is over.


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