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Release Date:
3 August 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Well-Crafted And Observant 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)

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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Also Known As:
"Yin shi nan nu" - Taiwan (original title)
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Runtime:
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: 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 »
Quotes:
Chu:Men die for money, birds die for food. It's not worth dying for food for a man.See more »
Movie Connections:
References My Neighbor Totoro (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
COFFEE HOUSE ROMANCESee more »

FAQ

Is 'Eat Drink Man Woman' a sequel to 'The Wedding Banquet'?
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Well-Crafted And Observant, 8 May 2002
Author: Jacob Rosen (bix171@comcast.net) from United States

The well-traveled metaphor of food as communication is given a tender, appealing treatment in Ang Lee's finely observed film about a widower whose aging and loneliness have caused him to lose touch with his three grown daughters, each of whom is looking for love in modern-day Taiwan. The father (a gallant Sihung Lung) is a master chef who has begun to lose his sense of taste while attempting to come to grips with his daughters' increasing independence and the failing health of his best friend (Jui Wang); he begins to question the basis of existence, namely love and food. The daughters, meanwhile, feeling cramped by their father's distance, begin to explore notions of freedom from their cramped quarters. Lee is in a positive, sympathetic frame of mind here, articulately exploring the theme of alienation that he would later revisit with a much more gloomy perspective in `The Ice Storm' and though the film holds virtually no surprises, it is a stylistic success, easy to like and moving effortlessly with a superior sense of rhythm; it's always pleasing, even when the content feels overly familiar. He demonstrates a healthy respect for his characters (with the exception of a divorcee whose bitter views of marriage don't stop her from pursuing Lung)--everyone gets to play out their lives with dignity and happiness and without an ounce of filmmaker moralizing.

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