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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

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Original title: Yin shi nan nu


Release Date
 USA: Aug 3, 1994
DVD Release Date
 R1: Mar 5, 2002

MPAA Rating
NR

Running Time
2 hours, 3 minutes

Country Taiwan, USA

Studio Central Motion Picture Corporation, Good Machine

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Other Titles
• Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
• Yinshi Nan Nu



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Genre: Comedy, Racy, Coming Of Age, Experimental, Urban, Love

Tagline: The Ingredients of Life

Plot: Every Sunday, venerable chef Chu (Sihung Lung) prepares an elaborate dinner for his three lovely daughters. Despite Chu's exotic dishes, the family barely nibbles at the food. The listless mealtime ritual mirrors the foursome's general lack of appetite for life: Chu has lost his sense of taste, and his daughters just want to go on with their separate, lonely lives. But something new is cooking that is about to spice up everyone's existence, and three marriages and a funeral later, the Chu family will learn to embrace life's unpredictabilty. The third and final film in director Ang Lee's Father Knows Best trilogy, EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN is laugh-out-loud funny in its depiction of the foibles of the contemporary Taiwanese family. Whenever one of the characters utters "I have an announcement," be prepared for ensuing hilarity. The film also movingly captures the complexities of modern life, the inevitability of change, and the necessity for Zen-like balance. Lee himself seems to have absorbed the film's central message. After this film, he began to take on a variety of projects, boldly covering vastly different subjects such as 18th-century England, the New Age 1970s, and the Civil War.

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 Directed by
Ang Lee
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Hulk
 Written by
Ang Lee
Tortilla Soup, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain
James Schamus
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 Cast
Sihung Lung
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Double Vision, The Touch
Chien-lien Wu
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Sylvia Chang
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Winston Chao
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Chao-jung Chen
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 Music By
Mader
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