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Mestari Cheng (2019)

Following the death of his wife, professional chef CHENG travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon ... See full summary »

Director:

Mika Kaurismäki

Writer:

Hannu Oravisto

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pak Hon Chu ... Cheng
Lucas Hsuan ... Nunjo
Vesa-Matti Loiri Vesa-Matti Loiri ... Vilppula
Anna-Maija Tuokko Anna-Maija Tuokko ... Sirkka
Kari Väänänen ... Romppainen
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Following the death of his wife, professional chef CHENG travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend but local café owner Sirkka offers him accommodation and in return Cheng helps her in the kitchen surprising the locals with the delights of Chinese cuisine. Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect and Cheng is soon a celebrated member of the community. Unfortunately his tourist visa is soon to run out and it's up to the villagers to come up with a plan to help him stay.

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Country:

Finland | China

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

27 September 2019 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cseng mester konyhája See more »

Filming Locations:

Raattama, Kittilä, Finland See more »

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Budget:

EUR2,869,000 (estimated)
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