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

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  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 overview, first billed only:
Sihung Lung ...
Yu-Wen Wang ...
Chien-Lien Wu ...
Kuei-Mei Yang ...
Sylvia Chang ...
Li Kai
Chao-jung Chen ...
Guo Lun
Chit-Man Chan ...
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 ...


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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Release Date:

3 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eat Drink Man Woman  »

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$7,294,403 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The opening sequence - in which a Sunday lunch is lovingly prepared - took over a week to film. See more »


When Madame Liang arrives by cab at her house together with her daughter and her grandchild, it is heavily raining, however, right in front of the taxi the road is wet, but there are no rain drops visible, in particular not in the puddle right in font of the cab. See more »


Chu: Life should not be like cooking: you need to wait until all ingredients are prepared.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »


Vocal by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong (as Anthony Wong)
Lyrics by Hiu-Yeung Chung
Music by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong (as Anthony Wong)
Arrangement by Tak-Choi Choi
Courtesy of Music Factory
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Pretty Wonderful
1 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Throughout this film, I was reminded of the film "Tokyo Story", in that it deals with how the changes in a child's life affects the parent(s). In this film, lensed in Taipei, the widowed father prepares Sunday dinner for his three daughters, all of whom experience life changes during the film. At first you do not like the eldest daughter, whose beauty reminds me a bit of the late, lamented Anita Mui, but she grows on you. What makes this film a delight is that during the film, as the story unfolds, you want to see something good happen to all of them. That is truly the mark of a well made film. The film has a richness that keeps you interested. In terms of scope, I also liken this film to the wonderful "YI YI". Not to be missed.

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