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Eat Drink Man Woman is a taiwanais film of genre Drama directed by Ang Lee released in USA on 3 august 1994 with Wang Yu-Wen

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

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Eat Drink Man Woman
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Released in USA 3 august 1994
Length 2h3
Directed by
OriginTaiwan
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Romance
Rating77% 3.8984753.8984753.8984753.8984753.898475

Eat Drink Man Woman is a 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee and starring Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, and Kuei-mei Yang. The film was released on August 3, 1994, the first of Lee's films to be both a critical and box office success. In 1994, the film received the Asia Pacific Film Festival Award for Best Film, and in 1995 it received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

The title is a quote from the Book of Rites, one of the Confucian classics, referring to the basic human desires and accepting them as natural. The beginning of the quote reads as follows: “The things which men greatly desire are comprehended in meat and drink and sexual pleasure; […]” (Translation by James Legge), Chinese: 「飲食男女,人之大欲存焉」.

Many of the cast members had appeared in Ang Lee's previous films. Sihung Lung and Ah Lei Gua played central elderly figures dealing with the transition from tradition to modernity in The Wedding Banquet, in which Winston Chao also starred. Sihung Lung played an immigrant father in Pushing Hands. These three films show the tensions between the generations of a Confucian family, between East and West, and between tradition and modernity. They form what has been called Lee's "Father Knows Best" trilogy.

Synopsis

The setting is 1990s contemporary Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Chu (C: 老朱, P: Lǎo Zhū "Old Chu"; Sihung Lung), a widower who is a master Chinese chef, has three unmarried daughters, each of whom challenges any narrow definition of traditional Chinese culture:

Actors

Wang Yu-Wen

(Jia-Ning)
Yang Kuei-Mei

(Jia-Jen)
Sylvia Chang

(Jin-Rong)
Winston Chao

(Li Kai)
Gua Ah Leh

(Madame Liang)
Chen Chao-jung

(Guo Lun)
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