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Dumplings (2004)
"Jiao zi" (original title)

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In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian recipe prepared with a mysterious ingredient that she brings directly from China. ... See full summary »

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Mr. Li (as Tony Ka-Fai Leung)
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Mei, the cook
Meme Tian ...
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So-Fun Wong ...
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In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian recipe prepared with a mysterious ingredient that she brings directly from China. The former TV star Mrs. Li visits Mei aiming her dumplings to recover her youth and become attractive again to her wolf husband Mr. Li. Along the sessions, Mei tells Mrs. Li that she was a gynecologist in China with more than 30,000 abortions along ten years. When Mrs. Li requests an acceleration of the process, the opportunity comes when a fifteen years old teenager with a five months incestuous pregnancy comes with her mother and asks Mei to make an abortion. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A real stomach churner!
2 November 2008 | by (Albuquerque New Mexico) – See all my reviews

In Hong Kong, an owner of a small Dumpling restaurant named Aunt Mei (Bai Leng) is famous for her special dumplings that help rejuvenation fast. Retired TV Actress Mrs. Lee is a loyal costumer who enjoys her delicious delicacy and feels more younger, but her dirty bastard of a husband is cheating on her as it wouldn't make any difference. Mei use to be a former abortionist and later Mrs. Lee will soon discover the secret recipe.

Grueling, well acted and alarming horror thriller from Hong Kong that is one of the most shocking films to ever come from Asia. Director-Editor Fruit Chan has made one sick little movie that doesn't really have much gore but disturbing subject matter to make the viewer a little queasy. There is some dark humor to propel the sickening atmosphere of this movie that makes this little film one controversial shocker. The cinematography is well crafted and the direction is quite nifty, this movie will guaranteed to mess with your mind once it's over.


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