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FULL SYNOPSIS

Director Ang Lee's follow-up to his surprise box-office hit Ang Lee is another look at ethnic and sexual conflicts in a Chinese family, with meals as a centerpiece of the film. Master chef Chu (Sihung Lung) is a long-time widower who lovingly cooks large Sunday dinners for his three daughters, who view the meals as too traditional. Secretly, however, successful airline executive Jia-Chien (Chien-Lien Wu) loves traditional cooking and would like to be a chef like her father, if women were permitted to do so. Her older sister Jia-Jen (Kuei-Mei Yang) is unmarried and cynical about men, but she becomes attracted to a volleyball coach and eventually pursues him vigorously. The youngest daughter, Jia-Ning (Yu-Wen Wang), is a college student who becomes pregnant from her frequent sexual escapades. As the film progresses, the personal relationships between the daughters and their significant others change unexpectedly. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

  • Release date:August 3, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Hsu Li-kong Best Picture 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards James Schamus Best Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards James Schamus Best Picture 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Ted Hope Best Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ang Lee Best Foreign Language Film 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Ang Lee Best Director 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Ang Lee Best Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Wang Hui-Ling Best Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jong Lin Best Cinematography 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Sihung Lung Best Actor 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Wu Chien-lien Best Actress 1994 Nominee

Cast

Sihung Lung
as Chu
Yang Kuei-Mei
as Jen
Wu Chien-lien
as Kien
Sylvia Chang
as Jin-Rong
Winston Chao
as Li Kai
Lester Chen
as Chin-Cheng Lu

Crew

Ang Lee
Director
Hsu Li-kong
Producer
Jiang Feng-Chyi
Producer
James Schamus
Screenwriter
Ang Lee
Screenwriter
Wang Hui-Ling
Screenwriter
Jong Lin
Cinematographer
Tom Paul
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mader
Composer (Music Score)
Tim Squyres
Editor
James Schamus
Associate Producer
Ted Hope
Associate Producer
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