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Yin shi nan nu
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Release Date:
3 August 1994 (USA) See more »
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The Ingredients of Life See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A moving insight into family and tradition See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sihung Lung ... Chu
Yu-Wen Wang ... Jia-Ning
Chien-Lien Wu ... Jia-Chien
Kuei-Mei Yang ... Jia-Jen
Sylvia Chang ... Jin-Rong
Winston Chao ... Li Kai
Chao-jung Chen ... Guo Lun
Chit-Man Chan ... Raymond
Yu Chen ... Rachel
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
Cho-Gin Nei ... Airline Secretary
Yu-Chien Tang ... Shan-Shan
Chung Ting ... Priest
Cheng-Fen Tso ... Fast Food Manager
Man-Sheng Tu ... Restaurant Manager
Chuen Wang ... Chief
Shui Wang ... Old Wen (as Jui Wang)
Hwa Wu ... Old Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po-hsiung Wu ... Commander in feast

Michael Taylor ... Wendy's Customer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ang Lee 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ang Lee 
James Schamus 
Hui-Ling Wang 

Produced by
Ted Hope .... associate producer
Kong Hsu .... producer
Li-Kong Hsu .... producer
Feng-Chyt Jiang .... executive producer
James Schamus .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mader 
 
Cinematography by
Lin Jong 
 
Film Editing by
Tim Squyres 
 
Production Design by
Fu-Hsiung Lee 
 
Costume Design by
Wen-Chi Chen 
 
Makeup Department
Wai-Ming Lee .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yang-Sheng Ou .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Alex Albanese .... sound editor
Steve Hamilton .... supervising sound editor
Tom Paul .... production sound mixer
Steve Silkensen .... sound editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chun-hua Hsia .... gaffer
Ke-hsin Li .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Alex Albanese .... first assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Eric Liljestrand .... score recordist
Sarah Plant .... associate musical director
Sarah Plant .... music arranger
Sarah Plant .... musician: flute
 
Other crew
Joyce Hsieh .... post-production accountant
Alex Kuciw .... post production assistant
Michael Taylor .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Steven Starr .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yin shi nan nu" - Taiwan (original title)
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124 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The opening sequence - in which a Sunday lunch is lovingly prepared - took over a week to film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Chu:Life should not be like cooking: you need to wait until all ingredients are prepared.See more »
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JACK AND JILLSee more »

FAQ

Is 'Eat Drink Man Woman' a sequel to 'The Wedding Banquet'?
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A moving insight into family and tradition, 14 July 2006
Author: wanderingpoet from Chile

I came across Yin Shi Nan Nu just by chance, when one day I was sorting DVD's in my local store. I was curious about the name in Spanish, and I have seen other movies by Ang Lee, but I have never repented for my sudden decision to take the movie home. This is a brilliant portrait of a family on the verge of being torn apart by their personal differences and the ominous presence of modernity, which has started to undermine the roots of the traditional Taiwanese family life. The presence of traditional Chinese Cuisine, in which Chu is both a master and the heir to hundreds of years of knowledge, serves as the perfect background to place the characters, as a metaphor for a way of life that is quickly disappearing, threatened by fast food and changes in family values. The director does not, however, focuses on mellow or sweetened scenes to show the conflict, but he maintains a humorous tone throughout the movie, placing the actors' performances on subtle gestures and witty lines which rely heavily on understatement and comedy-like situations. The basic premise of the movie suggests that change is not only inevitable but also necessary. However, the old values still need to be cherished and passed on to the next generation since they are the foundations which give sense and meaning to a life which tends to assimilate happiness to disposable items and economic success. In doing so, Chu and her daughters get reconciled, as well as their traditional background comes to terms with modernity.

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