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The Chinese Feast (1995)
"Jin yu man tang" (original title)

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Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kenny Bee ...
Kit
Leslie Cheung ...
Chiu
Siu Cheung ...
Mainland contest judge
Yuk Wah Cheung
Yik-Man Fan ...
Chiu's former girlfriend
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Chiu's Boss
Bei-Dak Lai ...
Kitchen Staff
Chi Shan Lai
Geng Lam
Shun Lau ...
Mr. Kawasaki
Kar-Ying Law ...
Au Siu-Fung
Do-Yu Lee
Hung Lu
Shu-Chun Ni ...
Miss Cheuk
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Chef from North West Restaurant
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Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed beauty who will change his plans, and soon finds himself off in search of the retired master who can teach him how to win in the ultimate cooking challenge. Written by Mike Myers <mikecmyers@hotmail.com>

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you don't need to be Mandarin to enjoy
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Many people are understandably afraid to watch foreign comedies in fear that they will miss the humor, that the subtle cultural aspects that develop a comedy will be lost on them. But one doesn't have to worry about such a thing with the Chinese Feast because it's style transcends cultural boundaries. Okay, i'll put it simply, it's funny, and it's fun, and in a way anyone can understand. I walked away feeling good, feeling happy, and not feeling like i had been treated to a cheese feast like some light comedies. I have seen other examples of comedy from the Asian countries, and maybe i just didn't get the subtle cultural jokes along with the others, but i saw the comedy was very accessible beyond national boundaries. I was also surprised to see a comedy from Tsui Hark after being introduced to him through his much more tragic and pessimistic Green Snake. As for Hark, he gives a fluid and lyrical direction along with a sense of timing which helps make this movie. And if you don't care about any of this, at least watch it for the very attractive Leslie Chueng.


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