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
The Ingredients of Life
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As of 2016, this is the only film made by director Ang Lee to be set in his native Taiwan. See more
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
These past two days, I... something wrong?
No, it's fine. Nothing.
[Jia-Chien makes a face from the soup
The ham was oversmoked.
Father probably forgot to taste it.
Or his taste is getting worse.
My taste is fine!
YOU MAKE ME HAPPY AND SAD
Vocal by Chin-Cheng Lu
Lyrics by Johnathan Lee
Music by Ryo Aska
Arrangment by Chris Babida
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