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The Chinese Feast (1995)

Jin yu man tang (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 28 January 1995 (Hong Kong)
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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Hark Tsui
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kenny Bee ... Kit
Leslie Cheung ... Chiu
Siu Cheung Siu Cheung ... Mainland contest judge
Yuk Wah Cheung Yuk Wah Cheung
Yik-Man Fan ... Chiu's former girlfriend
Ka-Kui Ho ... Chiu's Boss
Bei-Dak Lai ... Kitchen Staff
Chi Shan Lai Chi Shan Lai
Geng Lam Geng Lam
Shun Lau ... Mr. Kawasaki
Kar-Ying Law ... Au Siu-Fung
Do-Yu Lee
Hung Lu
Shu-Chun Ni ... Miss Cheuk
Peter Pau ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 January 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chinese Feast See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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References Izu no odoriko (1974) See more »

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Question for HK movie makers.
21 May 2006 | by timothyharringtonSee all my reviews

This was a very funny, fast paced movie. I watched it more than once and am keeping my rental around to show others. I'd just like to take this opportunity to ask anyone in the know, how do HK producers choose their subtitle translators? I'm most curious. Please direct me.

Again, to return to review, it is a really rollicking film with plenty of content, subtleties reminiscent of the classics, though full of slapstick. Reminiscent, say, of the Mexican comedies of Cantinflas.

The film does not disappoint fans of the director who have noticed that he chooses distinctly Chinese themes, trying to get to characteristics rarely explored. The director's entire collection is way of getting a look inside the culture in a disarming way.

And I don't see how his funny girl in Chinese Feast could be topped.


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