Senior Master Chef Chu lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters, Jia-Jen, a chemistry teacher converted to Christianity, Jia-Chien, an airline executive, and Jia-Ning, a student who also works in a fast food restaurant. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate dinner each Sunday, and the love lives of all the family members.
The Ingredients of Life
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As of 2016, this is the only film made by director Ang Lee to be set in his native Taiwan. See more
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
Raising daughters is like cooking a meal. You lose your appetite by the time you're finished.
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by The Westminster Choir
Courtesy of Chesky Productions, Inc. See more