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Wo ai chu fang (1997)

Laid-back hairdresser Louie (Jordan Chan) and his kind-hearted transgender mother (Lau Kar Ying) take in the bereaved, deeply depressed but beautiful Aggie (Yasuko Tomita) to give her new ... See full summary »

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Laid-back hairdresser Louie (Jordan Chan) and his kind-hearted transgender mother (Lau Kar Ying) take in the bereaved, deeply depressed but beautiful Aggie (Yasuko Tomita) to give her new hope and a new family. With their unconditional support, she learns to blossom as a person and follow her dreams out into the wide world. Romance simmers - yet fails to break the surface - between the young pair, but a terrible tragedy leaves Louie in desperate need and Aggie facing a tough dilemma: should she continue living her dream as a chef in a prestigious restaurant, or return to care for the person she cares for most in his time of need? Written by Will Milton

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13 December 1997 (Japan)  »

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Kitchen  »

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1.85 : 1
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Unlike the book, but very attractive.
9 December 1999 | by (clementon nj) – See all my reviews

Initially I was unable to deal with this film because it is so unlike the book. After about half an hour I settled down and appreciated it for itself - and it's good. It's nice. It's more melancholy than the book and the characters are pretty different - Aggie is definitely almost totally unlike Mikage. Ditto Louie and Yuichi - almost opposite. The further the movie gets, the closer it seems to the source material, although maybe it's just a function of the increased appreciation for the film that comes in that time, as well. Definitely interesting, visually attractive and touching. Nice.


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