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Jue zhan shi shen (2017)

A Cantonese street cook and his chief rival, a French-trained Michelin-starred chef, discover they have a lot in common as they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition. An ... See full summary »

Director:

Wai-Man Yip

Writers:

Jingling Li, Yi Liu | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Tse ... Gao Tian Ci
You Ge ... Hong Qi
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Gao Feng
Yong-hwa Jung Yong-hwa Jung ... Paul
Yan Tang ... Hai Dan (as Tiffany Tang)
Bing Bai ... Mayo
Haitao Du ... Fan Tuan
Terry Wang Terry Wang ... Li Jia Cong
Sui-man Chim ... Da Wei Wang
Mingwei Hai Mingwei Hai ... Er Yong (as Ocean Hai)
Xianda Liu Xianda Liu ... San Mao
Michelle Wai ... Lin Zi Shan
Zhi Han Zhi Han ... Driver from Hunan
Xiaochuan Li ... Xiao Chuan
Xiaoyi Wang Xiaoyi Wang ... Beer Girl
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A Cantonese street cook and his chief rival, a French-trained Michelin-starred chef, discover they have a lot in common as they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition. An international culinary competition becomes a battleground between rival cooks, one famous for his Cantonese street food and the other a Michelin-starred chef trained in France. But their rivalry takes an unexpected turn when they discover a common foe and combine their skills in a fusion of East and West.

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Comedy | Drama

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Unexpectedly heartwarming and visually stunning
30 April 2017 | by daisukeredsSee all my reviews

I don't know what "BasicLogic" is talking about in his review. The only thing that makes sense in what he said is the fact that there are unimportant male characters that are "underwhelming", but their role is so small that it doesn't even matter. Also, why comment on script/dialogue when you clearly are from the US and are probably reading someone's subtitles? That is, in my opinion, something particularly dumb. Better to have no opinion at all, than to simply complain about something. The movie is very well paced. I normally watch at 1.2 speed, but had to watch this one at 1.0 because it didn't feel slow at all (and actors in Asian movies tend to talk more quickly anyway). It has a very nice structure (even for a "worn out" plot) and is far richer than I expected. It is also visually stunning, and the ending was not only packed with emotions, it was very satisfying in the way the main character handled himself. The cast is super likable and well defined.

I would recommend this to anyone that likes a movie with a bit rivalry and personal growth. I'm quite glad I watched it even after reading it's short summary and that "simple" looking poster.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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$17,677,325
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